A Harare couple which created a Facebook Page where the wife used a fake name to lure men, was yesterday each sentenced to an effective one year in prison after tricking an unsuspecting suitor into paying $4 000 lobola. Brian Nkatazo Mathe (30) connived with his wife Stephanie Pullen (22) to play brother and sister before tricking a Kuwadzana, Harare, man into paying lobola.

Harare magistrate Ms Victoria Mashamba sentenced the couple to two-and-a-half years in jail each before suspending a year for five years on condition of good behaviour.