A convicted internet fraudster, also known as “Yahoo Boy,” has bagged a two-month community service sentence and as well forfeited the sum of One Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand, Ninety-Three Naira, Fifty-Six kobo to his victim, one Michael Stroll.
The convict, Sanusi Rilwan also forfeited one iPhone 6 Plus and a Tecno mobile phones to the Federal government of Nigeria.
These followed his conviction on Wednesday, February 9, by Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, for his involvement in internet fraud.
His conviction was secured by the Ibadan Zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
A statement issued on Thursday evening by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said
the convict was arraigned on one count charge which bordered on personation, an offence which contravenes Section 484 of Criminal Code Law Cap. 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
According to Uwujaren, the convicts pleaded “guilty” to the charge preferred against him.
In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, Festus Ojo reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to convict and sentence the defendant as charged.
Justice Akintola thereafter convicted and sentenced Sanusi to two months community service.
The court also ordered the convict to pay the sum of N126,093.56 (One Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand, Ninety-Three Naira, Fifty-Six kobo) domiciled in his bank account to his victim, one Michael Stroll, and forfeit one iPhone 6 Plus and a Tecno mobile phones to the Federal government of Nigeria.