A Yahoo boy, Kolade Emmanuel Balogun, who was convicted of internet fraud offences has been sentenced to three months of controlling traffic.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin, Kwara State zonal office secured Balogun’s conviction at the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye.
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 Seeking Arrangement as it is contained in your Gmail account: Willamdavis@gmail.com and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria.”
The Judge who sentenced Balogun on Thursday August 13 after he pleaded guilty to the charge against him, said he should pay a fine of N50,000 and control traffic at a junction behind the Kwara State Ministry of Physical Planning for three months commencing from August 17 to October 17, 2020.
He also ordered that other items like phones and laptops recovered from him, should be forfeited to the Federal Government.