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Social media spiritualist convicted for defrauding American

A Nigerian, Ifaokurola Babalawo, Shedrack Luke Greeson, has been convicted for fraud.

Justice Musa Usman of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Courtroom, Bwari, Abuja, sentenced him to three months in jail.

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) arrested Babalawo in January 2021 for rip-off whereas posing as a spiritualist on social media.

He was arraigned on March 22 on a two-count cost bordering on acquiring by false pretence.

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EFCC mentioned Babalawo, by way of his Instagram account, induced Austin Brown, an American in California, to pay N230,000.

The offence was opposite to part 320(b) and punishable underneath part 322 of the Penal Code Act, Legal guidelines of the Federation (Abuja) 1990.

Babalawo pleaded ‘responsible’ to the cost and entered right into a plea cut price with the EFCC.

Justice Usman, nonetheless, gave him an possibility of advantageous N50,000 after restitution.

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