Yahoo Boy bags community service for $270 fraud

A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Kubwa has sentenced one Abass Abdulkareem community service to be supervised by the Nigerian Prison, following his conviction on a count charge of internet fraud.

Trial judge in Justice O. Adelaja.

The convict was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The convict, Abass Abdulkareem

The brought against the convict, read: “That you, Abass Abdulkareem sometime in 2023 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory cheat by personation, when you represented yourself on a Facebook profile page as Jeremiah Lincoln, a citizen of the United States of America and under that name obtained he sum of $270 from Amanda, a cousin to Jeremiah Lincoln and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code Law (Laws of the Federation, Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law.”

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

Upon his plea, Justice Adelaja convicted and sentenced Abdulkareem to community service to be supervised by the prison Officers.

The convict also forfeits his iPhones 12 Pro and XR to the Federal Government.

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