A Federal High Court sitting in Duste Jigawa State presided over by Justice Salihu Yahuza has sentenced one Dania Ojo Jerome alias Ojo Peter Ekundayo to six months imprisonment for offences bordering on advance fee fraud.
The convict is alleged to be a member of a syndicate of fraudsters that defrauded one Abdulazeez Abdulrahman in an internet car sale scam. The victim was hoodwinked by an auto sale advert placed by the scammers on the internet.
He responded and was instructed to pay the sum of N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira only) into one of their numerous accounts domiciled in one of the new generation banks in the country for processing of the car documents
The one count charge on which he was convicted reads, “that you Dania Ojo Jerome aka Ojo Peter Ekundayo on about 21st day of January 2013 within the jurisdication of the Federal High Court Duste knowingly retained the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00k) being proceeds of illegal act on behalf of Oluyeba Peter Ozavesha and Dominic Ozamisi being the sum obtained under false pretence from one Abdulazeez Abdulrahman for registration, auction and clearance papers of a nonexistent car, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 17(a) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 17(b) of the same Act”.
Upon taking his plea, he pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted accordingly.
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