The Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, on Monday, June 21, sentenced a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Oyeyemi Caleb, to two years imprisonment for Internet fraud particularly romance scam.
Oyeyemi, 21, was arrested by the EFCC on March 16. The commission said Oyeyemi posed as a white online prostitute to defraud one Wilson (a white man) to the tune of $100 (N41k) to offer him s*x.
Justice Adenike Akinpelu, who delivered the verdict when hearing resumed on the case, sentenced the convict to one-year imprisonment on each of the two charges. The sentences are to run concurrently.
“The plea of guilt entered by the defendant is a total admission to the crime,” she said.
The judge ordered that his phones and bank draft of N80,000 which he gave to the EFCC be forfeited to the Federal Government.