Nigeria: Internet Fraudster Bags 6 Months Imprisonment in Ilorin

15 November 2019

Ilorin — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office has secured the conviction of one Abolarin Kayode charged with offences bordering on Internet fraud and other fraud related offences.

Abolarin was convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment by a Kwara State High Court in Ilorin presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye.

The defendant after his arraignment had applied for a plea bargain, having considered his involvement in Internet fraud and the proof of evidence gathered against him by the anti-graft body.

How Nigeria Men Now Naturally and permanently boost their bedroom performance and regain confidence

The amended charge said that the convict on or about the 6th day of February 2019, in Ilorin did attempt to cheat by impersonation, when he presented himself as Dawn Groff and sent an email to one Gregory Carter, an American citizen through his acclaimed email, that a company was carrying out vehicle advertisement programme, a representation he knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the penal code and punishable under Section 324 of the same penal code.

He pleaded guilty to the amended charge.

The judge held that the sentence was without an option of fine and that the convict should forfeit his phones, laptops and a Lexus car to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Daily Trust

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.