Richard Ginika Izuora
A High Court in Kwara State on Wednesday sentenced an internet fraudster to six months’ imprisonment.
The boy was identified as Ademola Adebukola, 29.
He was jailed for defrauding a lady of $3,500 in the guise of a romantic relationship. Justice Adenike Akinpelu convicted and sentenced Adebukola on a four-count charge, following his guilty plea.
The charge was preferred by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to the charge: “You, Ademola Adebukola, sometime in 2018, while acting as Blackmore G. Scott; with email address email@example.com did attempt to cheat one Sherry Reed by fraudulently inducing her to deliver $3,500 to you; under the guise of being in a romantic relationship with her and in need of money to clear goods at seaport.”
Akinpelu convicted him on all the counts.
Also, she sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment on each of the counts. However, the judge ruled that the sentences should run concurrently and should take effect from September 14, 2020.
In addition, the judge ordered forfeiture of Adebukola’s iPhone 5 and a Dell Laptop; both of which he used to perpetrate the crimes to the Federal Government.