Adebayo Saheed, identified as a 21-year-old automobile mechanic based in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has been sentenced to six months community service for his involvement in internet fraud.
Saheed was sentenced on Tuesday by Bayo Taiwo, a Justice of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, after he was arraigned by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, in a statement, said the court found Saheed guilty of impersonation.
“The 21-year-old, who claims to be an automobile mechanic, met his waterloo on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, as the judge held that the commission sustained the allegation of impersonating one Stephanie Cameron Caron to defraud people through the use of the internet,” the statement reads.
“The offence is contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State 2000. Apart from the six months community service, the judge also ordered that the convict restitutes the sum of $1,000 to his victim through the Federal Government of Nigeria and the EFCC.
“He also forfeits an iPhone 11 mobile telephone to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”