A Kwara State high court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced a 29-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Ademola Adebukola to six months jail.
Ademola was convicted on a four-count charge of cheating and attempting to cheat by Justice Adenike Akinpelu.
One of the charges read:-
”That you Ademola Adebukola, sometime in 2018, at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara state high court, while acting as Blackmore G. Scott, (aka) Holy Ghost, with email address [email protected] did attempt to cheat one Sherri Reed by fraudulently iñducing her to deliver a sum of 3,500 dollars to you under the guise of being in a romantic relationship with her and in need of money to clear goods at the seaport, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Penal code and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal code.”
Another count on the charge sheet read; ” That you, Ademola Adebukola, sometime in July 2020, at Ilorin within the judicial division of the Kwara state high court while acting as David Frenchman with email address [email protected] gmail.com did attempt to cheat by impersonation when you presented yourself to one Wanda Smith of [email protected] as being a Caucasian male in a romantic relationship with her, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal code and punishable under Section 324 of the same code.”
Ademola pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The sentences are to run concurrently from September 14, 2020.
The convict’s iPhone 5 and Dell laptop used as instruments to perpetrate the crime were also forfeited to the Federal government.