Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court has sentenced a 28-year-old man, Usman Muhammed, to jail for portraying as a lady and using nudes pictures to dupe men.
Muhammed was handcuffed at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state, according to an operative of the EFCC.
EFCC’s counsel, Adenike Ayoku stated that the defendant is an internet fraudster, who pretended to be female and used female nudes photographs to fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting internet users as evidenced in his Facebook and WhatsApp accounts.
He was then prosecuted by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a one-count charge of impersonation.
Justice Oyinloye, who noted that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt and that the prosecution’s evidence was neither challenged nor contradicted by the defendant.
He ordered the convict to pay a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only ) within 24 hours or be committed to six months imprisonment.
The convict also forfeited his two phones which were the tools of his crime to the Federal Government.