A 29-year-old man, Usman Muhammed has been sentenced by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court for disguising as a lady and using nude pictures to dupe men.
The Nigerian man Muhammed was arrested at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state, an operative of the EFCC said.
EFCC’s counsel, Adenike Ayoku stated that the defendant is an internet fraudster, who pretended to be female and used female n3de photographs to fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting internet users as evidenced in his Facebook and WhatsApp accounts.
He was then prosecuted by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a one-count charge of impersonation.
Justice Oyinloye, who noted that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt and that the prosecution’s evidence was neither challenged nor contradicted by the defendant.
He ordered the convict to pay a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only ) within 24 hours or be committed to six months imprisonment.
The convict also forfeited to the Federal Government his two phones which he had been using to carry out the crime.