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Internet fraudster bags jail term in Lagos

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The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of an internet fraudster, Abioye Gabriel, to six months imprisonment before Justice Oluwatoyin A. Taiwo of the Special Offence court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Gabriel was arraigned today on a one-count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false pretence.

The charge reads reads: “That you, Abioye Gabriel Oluwafemi, on or about 15th February 2022, at Lagos, within the Ikeja jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with the intent to defraud, had in your possession a bundle of documents containing fraudulent chats and committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.”

He pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Blessing John, reviewed the facts of the case and prayed that he be convicted and sentenced accordingly.

Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced him to six months imprisonment, with an option of fine in the sum of N200,000.00(Two Hundred Thousand Naira).

The convict was ordered to also forfeit all items recovered from him to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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