A Nigerian internet fraudster, who are popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo boys, Oluwatobiloba Badejo has bagged a one year jail term over a One Hundred and Twenty Four thousand Naira scam.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, secured the conviction and sentencing of the fraudster, Oluwatobiloba Badejo, before Justice O.A. Williams of the State High court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
The convict was arraigned on May 25, 2018 on a two- count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense and possession of fraudulent documents to the tune of N124k. The Count read;
“That you, Oluwatobiloba Badejo (aka Lynda Andrew) on or about the 20thof 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.”
“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 money obtained from the victims and also forfeit to the Federal Government a Dell laptop computer, which he used “as the instrumentality of fraud.”
Delivering his judgment, Justice Williams found the defendant guilty on both counts and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment.