A 38-year-old lecturer on the Kwara State Faculty of Well being Know-how, Offa, Adebisi Ademola, was on Friday sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for his involvement in romance rip-off.
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, of the Kwara state excessive court docket sitting in Ilorin, convicted Ademola.
He was among the many 33 suspected fraudsters arrested on September 14, 2020 in Offa space of the state.
The Ilorin Zonal workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, arraigned the suspect on a rely cost bordering on romance rip-off, an offence opposite to and punishable underneath Part 95 of the Penal code legislation of Northern Nigeria.
The cost sheet learn; ” That you just, Adebisi Ademola ( a.ok.a Daybreak Ayero) someday in September 2020, or thereabout throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, tried to commit an offence of dishonest by personation by pretending and representing your self to be a white girl known as Daybreak Ayero to at least one Donald Oakes, who’s purportedly in love with the mentioned Oakes as it’s contained in your Gmail account; [email protected] and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 95 of the Penal code legal guidelines of Northern Nigeria.”
Ademola, pleaded responsible to the cost when it was learn to him.
Following his ‘responsible plea’, Counsel to the anti-graft company, Andrew Akoja, invited an operative of the fee, Olumide Olasode, to the witness field to evaluate the info of the knowledge case.
Olasode, narrated how intelligence report led to the arrest of the defendant on September 14,2020 at Offa space of Kwara state.
Petition from involved residents of Offa, assertion of the defendant and all of the fraudulent messages printed out of his electronic mail, have been tendered and admitted in proof by the court docket.
Thereafter, Akoja, urged the court docket to convict the defendant based mostly on his plea, the reveals tendered and the proof of the only prosecution witness (PW1).
Justice Oyinloye, in his judgement, discovered Ademola responsible of the cost and accordingly sentenced him.
He nevertheless, gave him M50,000 possibility of wonderful, and ordered the forfeiture of his telephone used because the instrument to commit the crime to the federal authorities.