A Facebook Fraudster identified as Abubakar Isiaku A.K.A Hajia Fatima, was handed a one year jail sentence by Justice Muhammad Yahaya of Kano State High Court, on Monday, February 19, 2018.
The Facebook Fraudster was arrested after a victim who he convinced of being a woman and duped of over N1.5 million, laid a complaint at the Kaduna Zonal Office of EFCC.
Abubakar who changed his plea to guilty from not guilty in the course of prosecution after he was arraigned on 18th December, 2017, was convicted on a one count charge of obtaining money by False Pretence. The Jugde also ordered the convict, Abubakar to pay the sum of N1.5 million to the nominal complainant as restitution.
Few days ago, an ex-convict was arrested in Ogun state for impersonating the state Director of Finance and making an attempt to dupe a policewoman on popular social media platform, Facebook.
The man identified as Surajudeen Balogun, is 46 year old and according to him, he jut got back from prison where he served a term for theft and advanced fraud.
According to Premiumtimes, Balogun also presented himself as a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission.
The suspect, a fashion designer, posed on Facebook as a staff of NNPC with the picture of the said finance director and had been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
Balogun was earlier convicted for duping a woman, Bimpe Akinmade, of N950, 000, having claimed to be an NNPC staff based in Port Harcourt.
He confessed to have promised the woman an oil and gas deal that will earn her close to N5million, but he was in the process arrested and then sent to prison.
As soon as he came out of prison, he started his nefarious activities again. Luck ran out on him when he was trying to defraud another woman on Facebook under the same guise, unknown to him that the woman is a police officer.
The officer acted along and they reached a deal. So when it was time for Balogun to receive payment for the fake deal, which he had promised the policewoman, unknown to him that he as being set u, he was promptly arrested.