LAUTECH Student Sentenced To One-year In Jail For Romance Scam (full details)

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dent Sentenced To One-year In Jail For Romance Scam

 

Adebowale was arrested by the EFCC following intelligence reports about the criminal activities of a syndicate of Internet fraudsters residing in the Lekki area of Lagos.

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The suspect, Adebowale Taiwo

 

Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced a 500-level student of Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH identified as Adebowale Taiwo Abiola, to one year imprisonment for romance scam.

 

Adebowale was arrested by the EFCC following intelligence reports about the criminal activities of a syndicate of Internet fraudsters residing in the Lekki area of Lagos.

 

Investigation revealed that Abiola, who resides at Brownstone Estate, Ikate, Elegushi, Lagos, had presented himself as Burton J. Smith, an American citizen, to defraud his unsuspecting victims.

 

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It was further revealed that the defendant, while using the identity of Smith, a former military personnel, defrauded one Courtney Selina Kaye, who had sent money to him by selling bitcoin from her Bitcoin wallet on localbitcoin.com, of the sum of $104,500 USD in 2019.

 

Adebowale was subsequently arraigned on a one-count amended charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents containing false pretence.

 

He pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge brought against him.


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