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Lagos court jails fraudster via virtual proceedings

The conviction of an internet fraudster identified as Lawal Sholaru has been secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

The convict, Sholaru bagged six months imprisonment or N400000 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira) option of fine for defrauding an American, Mr. David Geobel of $1200 in an online scam.

In a judgement delivered in a virtual proceeding, Justice Mojisola Dada of Ikeja Special Offences Court convicted Sholaru.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned the convict on one-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence on March, 18, 2020.

The convict pleaded guilty.

Prosecution counsel, S.O. Daji while reviewing the facts of the case told the court that the defendant in his statement to the EFCC, confessed that he was into romance scam with the pseudo name, Alicia White, a US national on Facebook and
additionally posed as William Bale, a Major-General in the US Army, to defraud his unsuspecting victims.

 
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