Muftau Omobolaji was sentenced by the Federal High Court in Osogbo on Monday to nine months in prison without the possibility of a fine on charges of cyber crime. Omobolaji, 31, claimed to be a Canadian, and defrauded some $1.850 American ladies.
Asso Haruna, officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, told the court that the convict had been apprehended by the Anti-Grat Agency in Osogbo, Osun State, in October 2019.
Haruna added that after his arrest, the commission recovered a Lexus EX350 car with a KSF 975 FK number plate, an Infinix phone, and a sum of $1,850 from Omobolaji.
Muritala Usman, prosecutor of the EFCC, said that the convict acted in contravention of the provisions of the Cyber Crime Act.
Omobolaji was said to have opted for plea bargain after he had owned up to the crime.
He promised, however, that he would never return to the crime if the court had forgiven him.
A.Bozimo, who represented him, pleaded with the court to be lenient to his client.
In his judgement, Justice Peter Lifu sentenced Omobolaji to nine(9)months ‘ imprisonment without the possibility of a fine.
According to him, the prison term was due to run from October 2019, when the convict was first arrested by the commission.