Two men jailed for internet fraud, sharing pornographic pictures

Two Nigerian men has been jailed for internet fraud, sharing pornographic pictures, getting a sentence of four months in prison.

Two men jailed for internet fraud, sharing pornographic pictures lailasnews


EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, secured the conviction of Osikoya Gbolahan and Rabiu Daniel for offences bordering on impersonation and fraudulently sharing pornographic and indecent pictures.

They were arraigned before Justice Watilat Ibrahim of a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on December 10, 2018 and both faced a separate one-count charge.

The charge against Osikoya reads:

“That you, Osikoya Gbolahon (aka Mary; aka Lisa Burkholder) sometimes in 2018, at Awa-Ijebu within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court knowingly sent pornographic and indecent pictures with your e-mail through a computer system and network to one Michael Lukianoff and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 24 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 24 (1) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.”

The charge against Rabiu reads:

“That you, Rabiu Daniel (aka Agent Howard Hall) on 23rd June, 2018 at Awa-Ijebu within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated Agent Howard Hall, working for the Government/Facebook Compensation bonus and poverty Eradication in order to gain undue advantage for yourself, thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (3) (a) and punishable under Section 22 (4) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.”

They however, pleaded “guilty” to the charge, after opting for a plea bargain. Justice Ibrahim, thereafter, convicted them and sentenced them to four months in prison, starting from the date of their arrest.

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Osikoya was also ordered to forfeit his Honda Accord car, two phones and laptop computer to the Federal Government. In addition to forfeiting his two iPhones and laptop computer, Rabiu was ordered to refund $500 to his victim.

33 Comments

  1. Everyday is for the thieves and a day is for the owner, that a day use to be very tough, that’s what led this two young guy to prison, but four months is just two small. Anyway it will serve as deterrent to them and others

  2. Good riddance to bad habits. A lot more should be done to apprehend these bad eggs causing mayhem to online business.

  3. Too bad, they should face them punishment. A lot more should be done to apprehend these bad eggs causing mayhem to online business and private individuals.

  4. Shame to this lazy Nigerian youth, four months is too small for them, they should be jailed for years with hard labour so that when they comes out they would have learnt their lessons by then.

  5. I think Laws should be issued barring some certain age groups from going to cyber cafes unattended.
    Yahoo boys coming up everyday. It is well!

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