Adebisi Ademola Offa Health Tech lecturer sentenced for romance scam

Adebisi Ademola, Health Tech convicted for romance scam
Adebisi Ademola, Health Tech lecturer convicted for scam

By Abankula

Adebisi Ademola, a lecturer at the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment over love scam.

The sentence was handed down today by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Ilorin high court.

Ademola,38, was among the thirty-three suspected internet fraudsters arrested on 14 September 2020.

The arrest was in the course of a raid of some hideouts by EFCC officials.

He was prosecuted by the EFCC on one count of romance scam.

The offence is punishable by Section 95 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria.

According to the charge, Ademola impersonated a white foreigner Dawn Ayero sometime in September, 2020.

Using Ayero’s guise, Ademola then befriended Donald Oakes.

He sought to fleece him using the cloned gmail account: dawnayero@gmail.com.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Following his ‘guilty plea’, counsel to the EFCC, Andrew Akoja, invited to the witness box, Olumide Olasode.

Olasode, an operative of the Commission narrated how intelligence report led to the arrest of the defendant on September 14.

Petition from concerned citizens of Offa, statement of the defendant and all the fraudulent messages printed out of his email were tendered.

They were all admitted in evidence by the Court.

Akoja, thereafter, urged the Court to convict the defendant based on his plea and the exhibits.

Justice Oyinloye found Ademola guilty of the charge and accordingly sentenced him.

He, however, gave him an option of fine of N50,000.

The judge in addition, ordered the forfeiture to the Federal Government of the convict’s phone, used as instrument to perpetrate the crime.

1 COMMENT

  1. But Offa is part of the Western region so he can not be punished under Northern region penal code. This He must appeal that he was tried under a wrong jurisdiction. When in 1967 the then military government divided the country into 12 the states now known as Kwara and Kogi were both named West Central State because they have always been part of the Western region.

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