Uber driver convicted for fraud, ‘smiles’ to prison
An Uber driver identified as Lawal Tosin Michael has been convicted and sentenced to three months imprisonment over fraud.
The driver, Michael was sentenced on Monday, March 8, 2021 by Justice M. A. Odegbola of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State.
This was contained in a statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.
According to the statement, the Uber driver was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense, preferred against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC.
The driver who appeared to be unremorseful was seen smiling while taking his mug shot.
The lone charge reads,
“that you, Michael Tosin Lawal ‘M’ sometimes in the year 2020, in Ibadan Oyo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained Gift Cards from one Trevor, a white male by falsely representing to him that you are a white female by the name Cyndy Tyler from the United States of America, which pretence you knew to be false”.
Following his plea, Justice Odegbola convicted and sentenced him to three months in prison. He also ordered the convict to restitute the sum of $50 (Fifty United States Dollars) to his victim through the EFCC and forfeit items recovered from him to the Federal Government of Nigeria.