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Court jails 31yr-old internet fraudster for 3months



An Ilorin High Court in Kwara on Wednesday sentenced a 31-year-old Wale Oladoja, to three months imprisonment for an internet fraud attempt with an option of fine.
Justice M. Abdulgafar ordered that the accused should serve three months in prison or pay a fine of N150, 000.
The Judge premised the sentenced on a plea bargain agreement entered into by the convict with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Prosecutor, Andrew Akoja had earlier urged the court to convict and sentence the accused based on the plea bargain agreement.
”My Lord, the defendant was charged before this court on offence bordering on internet fraud, I urged your Lordship to convict and sentence him accordingly,” Akoja said.
The convict pleaded guilty to the one count amended charge brought against him by the anti-graft body.
ROYAL NEWS reports that the accused was formerly arraigned before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye on a six-count charge brought against him on March 28.
Justice Oyinloye however transferred the case back to the Registrar on the request of the defendant’s counsel, Mr T. A. Amid, for sentence.
The prosecutor, Mr Nnaemeka Omewa, had told the court that sometimes in March, Oladoja of No. 10, Olusoji Street, Ogba, Lagos State, had the intention to defraud.
Omewa said the defendant had in his possession a document containing false presence to wit: Hangout with Luca Ruggeri, Hangout with Sasa Amorusopro, and Hang out with Allen Perkias, Hangout with Singh Ranjeet.
He said that all the documents contained representation that the defendant knew to be false.
He said that Oladoja also had in his possession a document containing false document, titled “Google account”, with gmail account; and
It also has white Caucasian female pictures, a representation that the accused knew to be false.

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