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Fashion designer jailed in Lagos for internet fraud

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An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Wednesday sentenced a 22-year-old tailor, Kabiru Okeshola, to one year in prison for impersonating a white woman and indulging in an internet dating scam.

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

Justice Oshodi stated that he was satisfied that the defendant’s confessional statement indicated that he was engaged in fraudulent activities.

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“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.

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