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How A 22-Year-Old Nigerian Tailor Ended In Jail For Internet Dating Scam In Lagos

Posted by Samuel on Thu 23rd Nov, 2023 - tori.ng

Oshodi said that he was satisfied that the confessional statement of the defendant established that he was engaged in fraudulent activities.

 

A 22-year-old tailor, Kabiru Okeshola has been jailed in Lagos.

An Ikeja Special Offences Court, on Wednesday, sentenced the man to one-year imprisonment for presenting himself as a white woman and engaging in internet dating scam.

Justice Rahman Oshodi sentenced Okeshola to one year in the Correctional Service Centre, Ikoyi, following the convict’s admission to the charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Oshodi said that he was satisfied that the confessional statement of the defendant established that he was engaged in fraudulent activities.

“Contrary to Section 320 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015, I have convicted you of possessing fraudulent documents through which you have benefitted 3,000 USD.

“You used the money to pay the hospital bill of your father, who is now late.

“You said you are now a tailor and have turned a new leaf and I believe you.

“You are hereby sentenced to one-year imprisonment or pay a fine of N100,000,” the judge said.

He further ordered that the convict’s iPhone 13 Pro and the N300,000 bail, which he restituted to the EFCC, be forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria.

Oshodi also ordered that the convict be handed over to the officers of the correctional service, pending payment of the fine.



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