Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has given an option of one million naira fine to an internet fraudster, Olamilekan Wasiu Durojaiye, who was convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment.
Durojaiye’s conviction was secured by the Lagos zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, August 9th.
Justice Dada sentenced the convict to one year imprisonment on a two-count charge bordering on possession of document containing false pretence brought against him by the EFCC.
Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement made available to this medium, that the convict pleaded guilty to the offence upon his arraignment.
The statement said one of the counts against the convict reads, “that you, Olamilekan Wasiu Durojaiye sometime in 2020 within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, knowingly had in your possession documents containing false pretence to wit: SCAM FORMAT titled Celebrity Billing Format and committed an offence contrary to section 320 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015”.
Also, the 2nd count reads, “that you,, Olamilekan Wasiu Durojaiye sometime in 2020 within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, knowingly had in your possession documents containing false pretence to wit: Chat format wherein you pretended to be a white woman which representation you knew were false and committed an offence contrary to section 320 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015”.
“In view of his guilty plea, the prosecution counsel, A.O Mohammed, reviewed the facts of the case and tendered documents to further prove the guilt of the defendant,” the statement reads.
“Justice Dada found him guilty of the offence and sentenced him to one year imprisonment on both counts of the charge. The Judge also granted him an option of fine in the sum of One Million Naira.”
The convict, the statement also added, was also ordered to pay a restitution of Seven Hundred Thousand Naira and forfeit his mobile device to the Federal Government.
Recall that Kanyi Daily had reported how the mother of an internet fraudster in Edo State was early this year convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for aiding her son in financial crime.
Also, this site had also reported that an internet fraudster in Enugu State was convicted and sentenced to two years jail term for defrauding an Asian woman by false pretence.