A High Court sitting in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State has convicted a young man who goes by the name Kolade Emmanuel Balogun, on offences bordering on internet fraud.
Naija News understands that Balogun who was arrested by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was issued three months sentence by the High Court on Thursday, August 13, including controlling of traffic in the capital city.
The High Court judge, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye made the declaration after Balogun was found guilty of the charges against him. The charge against the suspect read; “That you, KOLADE BALOGUN (a.k.a Willam Davis, alias Behemoth) sometime in March 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence of cheating by impersonation, pretending and representing yourself to be a white man called Willam Davis, alias Behemoth to an unsuspected white woman on dating site called SeekingArrangement as it is contained in your Gmail account: [email protected] and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria.”
Oyinloye in his ruling on Thursday ordered that all items including phones and laptops recovered from the suspect should be forfeited to the Federal Government, while he also asked Balogun to pay a fine of N50,000 and control traffic at a junction behind the Kwara State Ministry of Physical Planning for three months starting from August 17 through October 17, 2020.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of one Yemi Ayeni, a dismissed army personnel who brutalised a policewoman.
Source: Naija News