On Monday, July 13, 2020, a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, convicted one Timileyin Awojodu for engaging in internet fraud.
The convict was arraigned before Justice Peter Lifu for illegally obtaining the sum of $2,500 from an American.
The prosecutor from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbduRasheed Sulaeman, revealed that the defendant defrauded the American by sending nude pictures and using the name, Troy Stone, in a bid to obtain money from the victim.
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Sulaeman presented the money recovered from the convict, one iPhone 7, his confessional statement as well as the nude pictures he sent to the victim through his mail.
Dotun Akinsanmi, the defendant’s lawyer, pleaded for leniency, saying his client had already spent 73 days in EFCC’s custody.
However, Justice Lifu found Awojodu guilty and in his ruling, ordered that he should be remanded in a correctional facility.
The matter was adjourned to July 21, 2020, for sentencing.