Thursday, November 13, 2014

Undergraduate Jailed for Scamming White Lover

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday jailed a 26-year-old undergraduate of Cairo University, Egypt, Rilwan Adedigba, for  30 months over cybercrime.

Adedigba’s conviction came after he had confessed to defrauding an American lady,  Zen Cariboso, of $1,100.
Undergraduate Jailed for Scamming White Lover Lagos State High Court
Lagos State High Court.
Justice Kudirat Jose, who gave the judgement, further made an order for the convict to make restitution to the victim by refunding the stolen $1,100.

Adedigba was also to forfeit to the Federal Government a car he had acquired with the proceeds of the illegal venture.

The convict was brought before the court on five counts centring on cyber fraud.

Upon his re-arraignment, he had pleaded guilty to all the counts and entered a plea bargain with the Economic nad Financial Crimes Commission.

Reviewing the facts of the case in court, the EFCC counsel, Mrs. Olubunmi Bosede, said Adedigba committed the offences on January 30 in Lagos.

Bosede said the convict had lied to the white lady that  he was one Murphy Paul, a white American living in Nigeria, who was in love with her.

She said Adedigba used the love scam to obtain the stolen sum from the Amerian.

According to her, Adedigba, by his act, violated Sections 390 and 318 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

Justice Jose consequently pronounced the sentence. The judge  said the sentence would  run concurrently beginning from June 8, when the convict was arrested.

Justice Jose furthewent ordered that  Adedigba must sign an undertaking with the EFCC that he would  to be of good behaviour upon his release from prison.
Culled from The Punch www.punchng.com

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