Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, secured the conviction and condemning of an Internet fraudster, Oluwatobiloba Badejo, before Justice O.A. Williams of the State High court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
The convict was summoned on May 25, 2018 on a two-count charge verging on getting money by false pretense and possession of fraudulent documents to the tune of N124, 937.53( One Hundred and Twenty- four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty-seven Naira, Fifty-three Kobo).
Delivering his judgment, Justice Williams unt one reads: “That you, Oluwatobiloba Badejo know as Lynda Andrew on or about the 20th of March, 2016, at Lagos within the Ikeja judicial Division, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N52, 937.53( Fifty-two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty-seven Naira, Fifty- three Kobo) from one Manuel Alberto Rama Carracedo by falsely representing to him that you are a woman with the name Lynda Andre , which pretence you knew to be false.”
Count two reads: “That you, Oluwatobiloba Badejo ( aka Lynda Andrew) on or about the 13thof June, 2016 at Lagos, within the Ikeja judicial Division by false pretence and with intent to defraud , obtained the sum of N72, 000( Seventy- two Thousand Naira) from one Manuel Alberto Rama Carracedo by falsely representing to him that you are a woman with the name Lynda Andrew, which pretence you knew to be false.”
Oluwatobiloba Badejo pleaded guilty to charge preferred against him after initially entering a plea bargain with the Commission to refund the sum of N124, 937.53 obtained from the victims and also forfeit to the Federal Government a Dell laptop computer, which he used “as the instrumentality of fraud.”
After hearing the terms of agreement reached by both the prosecution and counsel to the defendant, O. Odubela, SAN, had deferred judgment till today (May 30.) Justice Williams found the defendant guilty on both counts and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment.