A 22-year-old tailor, Kabiru Okeshola was on Wednesday, sentenced to one-year imprisonment by an Ikeja Special Offences Court for presenting himself as a white woman and engaging in internet dating scam.
Following the convict’s admission to the charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Justice Rahman Oshodi sentenced him to one year in the Correctional Service Centre, Ikoyi.
Oshodi noted that the confessional statement of the defendant established 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.
He further ordered that the convict’s iPhone 13 Pro and the N300,000 bail, which he restituted to the EFCC, be forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria.
Oshodi also ordered that the convict be handed over to the officers of the correctional service, pending payment of the fine.