Poly student jailed nine months for Internet fraud

A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced a HND 1 student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Oladipo Opeyemi, to nine months imprisonment for his involvement in Internet fraud.

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar sentenced Opeyemi, 23, to prison on Thursday while delivering judgement on the Internet fraud allegations preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC had slammed three counts bordering on cheating and attempt to cheat on the student.

One of the counts read, “That you, Oladipo Opeyemi Juwon, sometime in the month of March 2019, in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did cheat by impersonation, by portraying yourself as a white female named Frank Tinna via your email address

to one Bernard Fontenot and induced him to send you the sum of $235 United States Dollars vide gift cards,  a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence.”

Opeyemi pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him in court.

Source: Punch

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