20-year-old Who Defrauded American Of $500 On Facebook Jailed For One Year In Kwara

A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has sentenced 20-year-old Udoh Sunday Okon to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American, Kimberly, to the tune of $500 on Facebook.

The Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, secured the conviction of Udoh for offenses bordering on Facebook lottery rip-off.

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Udoh, an undergraduate who hails from Akwa Ibom, was prosecuted on a one-count cost, to which he pleaded responsible.

This was contained in a press release issued by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday.

The cost reads, “That you, Udoh Sunday Okon (Christopher Wray), sometime in March 2021 at Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Christopher Wray a white male with +18315088635 as your WhatsApp business line and fraudulently deceived Kimberly, an American, to send $500.00 ( Five Hundred United States Dollars) worth of eBay gift card to you after you made him believe that he won $1,000,000.00 (One Million Dollars) Facebook lottery and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the Penal Code.”

Following his plea, Sesan Ola, counsel to the EFCC, prayed the court docket to convict the defendant and sentence him primarily based on his plea and the proof tendered earlier than the court docket.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin pronounced the defendant responsible of the offense and sentenced him to a time period of 1 12 months in jail.

However, the decide provided the convict a punishment of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only) in its place.

In addition, the court docket ordered the forfeiture of N206, 000 draft raised as restitution by the convict and the iPhone which he utilized in perpetrating the crime to the Nigerian Government.

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20-year-old Who Defrauded American Of $500 On Facebook Jailed For One Year In Kwara

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