Court remands 21-yr-old man over internet fraud

EFCC operatives

A Federal High Court on Thursday ordered that a 21-year-old man, Adeleke Oluwaseyi, who pleaded guilty to internet fraud, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending sentencing.

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), charged Oluwaseyi with one count of fraud.

Justice Joyce Abdulmalik, adjourned the case until Nov. 18 for sentencing, after the EFCC Counsel, S.M. Obiekute, told the court that a plea bargain agreement has been reached with the  defendant.

He said that the defendant refunded 150 dollars, which he benefited from the crime alongside his laptop and phone.

“I pray that the court convicts and sentences the defendant accordingly,” Obiekute told the court.

Earlier, an official of the EFCC, Miss Esther Obinwa, who testified, told the court that Oluwaseyi was arrested on June 19.

Obinwa testified that the defendant allegedly pretended to be a U.S. citizen online, Patrick Bob, a construction engineer.

“He used a fake identity to take financial advantage of his victims,” she said

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  • Sentencing this young man will amount to using a sledge hammer to crack a nut. If he goes inside he will learn more than when he is outside. It would be advised not to give him custodial sentence so that he can be rehabilitated outside than inside.