A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Oyeyemi Caleb has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin for romance scam.
According to a statement by EFCC, the 21 years old corps member, who posed as a white online prostitute to defraud one Wilson (a white man) to the tune of $100 (N41,000) to offer him sex, was sentenced today, Monday, June 21, 2021 after his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on March 16 2021.
Justice Adenike Akinpelu, who delivered the verdict when hearing resumed on the case, sentenced the convict to one-year imprisonment on each of the two charges. The sentences are to run concurrently.
“The plea of guilt entered by the defendant is a total admission to the crime,” she said.
The judge ordered that his phones and bank draft of N80,000 which he gave to the EFCC be forfeited to the Federal Government.