Richard Ginika Izuora
Kwara state High Court in Ilorin, has on Monday, pronounced Jail sentence on a 20-year-old internet fraudster.
He was convicted over a $150 love scam and sentenced to one-month imprisonment for Internet fraud and romance scam.
Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar, said Mr. Oke Gideon was convicted and sentenced based on his confessional statement; his guilty plea to the charges and the exhibits tendered against him before the court.
The judge however, granted him an option of a N50,000 fine, and ordered the seizure of his iPhone 6 and HP laptop, being the devices used for the crime which would be forfeited to the Federal Government.
Gideon, was arraigned by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following intelligence reports on his nefarious activities. EFCC Prosecutor, Mr Sesan Ola, told the court that the convict was profiled and had offered statements, admitting to the crime.
“In his confessional statement, dated May 6, Gideon admitted that he engaged in dating scams; love scams and other Internet fraud related offences,” he said.
Also, the prosecutor stated that the convict, arraigned on Friday on a two-count charge, had pleaded guilty to the charges; which included acting falsely as Jenna Cherry, a female from Las Vegas, U.S, between August 2020 and September 2020; basically to obtain gifts worth $150 from one Bradley Miller.
He was subsequently arrested after investigations.