Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital Monday sentenced a serving corps member, Oyeyemi Caleb to two years in prison.
Oyeyemi, who is currently carrying out his mandatory one-year service in Ibadan, Oyo state was jailed on offence bordering on sex scam.
Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dragged the convict to court on an a-two count charge.
Operatives of EFCC arrested Oyeyemi (21) on March 16, 2020, based on intelligence reports.
In the reports, Oyeyemi allegedly posed as a white lady, an online prostitute to scam one Wilson (a white man) to the tune of $100 US Dollars in order to offer him sex.
The convict hails from Odo-Owa in the Oke-Ero Local Government area of Kwara state
He confessed to the crime and was arraigned in court on November 26, 2020.
The two-count charge reads: “That you, Oyeyemi Caleb, sometime in January 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly induced one Wilson, a white Man to send you 100 US Dollar when you knowingly pretended and represented yourself to be a white lady, an online prostitute, who was ready to have sex with him for money which representation you knew to be false as it is contained in your gmail account, [email protected] and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 and punishable under Section 324 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria.”
He pleaded guilty when the counts were read to him.
Upon his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Aliyu Adebayo led one Jideofor Osaji, an operative of the Commission to review the facts of the case.
Osaji narrated how the defendant was arrested somewhere around Akerebiata area of Ilorin.
He said three different types of phones were recovered from him and tendered several fraudulent documents printed out from his email addresses, which were admitted in evidence.
Consequently, Adebayo urged the court to convict the defendant as charged based on his plea and the evidence placed before it.
Delivering her judgment, Justice Adenike Akinpelu pronounced Oyeyemi guilty of the charge and accordingly sentenced to one-year imprisonment on each of the counts.
The jail term will run concurrently.
The judge however gave him an option of a fine of N200, 000 on each of the counts.
Justice Akinpelu said, “the plea of guilt entered by the defendant is a total admission to the crime.”
She ordered that his phone and the manager cheque (Bank draft) of N80, 000 which he brought to the EFCC office be forfeited to the Federal Government.
Source: The Nation
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