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

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A Excessive Courtroom 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 Fb.

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



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

This was contained in an announcement issued by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday.

The cost reads, “That you just, Udoh Sunday Okon (Christopher Wray), someday in March 2021 at Ilorin, inside the jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom did cheat by personation while you pretended to be one Christopher Wray a white male with +18315088635 as your WhatsApp enterprise line and fraudulently deceived Kimberly, an American, to ship $500.00 ( 5 Hundred United States {Dollars}) value of eBay present card to you after you made him consider that he gained $1,000,000.00 (One Million {Dollars}) Fb lottery and also you thereby dedicated an offense opposite to Part 321 of the Penal Code and punishable underneath Part 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 Excessive Courtroom, Ilorin pronounced the defendant responsible of the offense and sentenced him to a time period of 1 yr in jail.

Nonetheless, the choose provided the convict a punishment of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Solely) instead.

As well as, 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 Authorities.

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