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.
“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.
Nat. Standard3 months ago
Minister, Idris, challenges Senate to review outdated laws to improve performance in the information sector
Education2 months ago
Hours after suspending accreditation of degree certificates from Benin Republic, Togo, FG set to extend sanction to Uganda, Kenya, others
Sports2 months ago
Ayanwale emerge winner of Seyi Tinubu Table Tennis Challenge as Ogunlende, Bolowotan task youths on sports involvement
NCC4 weeks ago
Telecom Indicators: Nigeria sees steady increase in active voice and internet subscriptions, drop in teledensity
Aviation3 months ago
UAE grants Air Peace direct flight approval to Dubai
Agribusiness1 month ago
Borno government tasks media on sustaining public interest, core values
Aviation4 weeks ago
NCAA cautions pilots, airlines as NiMet alerts Nigerians of dust haze
Aviation2 months ago
Aviation agencies: Tinubu sends more directors packing