*By Kazeem Awojoodu Ibadan.
An auto mechanic sent to community service over cyber fraud.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced an internet fraudster, Adebayo Saheed Modebola, to six months community service after finding him guilty of impersonation in a criminal charge filed against him by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The 21-year-old who claim to be an automobile according to a press statement by Wilson Uwujaren the Head of Media & Publicity of the Commission met his waterloo on Tuesday, November 2, 2020 as the judge held that the Commission sustained the allegation of impersonating one Stephanie Cameron Caron to defraud people through the use of the internet.
A copy of the statement made available to SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that the offence is contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
Apart from the six months community service, the judge also ordered that the convict restitutes the sum of One Thousand United States Dollars ($1,000) to his victim through the Federal Government of Nigeria and the EFCC.
He also forfeits an iPhone 11 mobile phone to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.