Court fines Yahoo Boy N300,000 for defrauding American of $2,000
On Wednesday, Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna High Court convicted internet fraudster Gabriel Kingsley for defrauding a U.S. citizen.
He was handed eight months’ imprisonment or a fine of N300,000.
Mr Khobo sentenced Mr Kingsley after he pleaded guilty to the allegation of fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC counsel, P. C. Onyeneho, told the court that the convict was arrested based on intelligence information received by the agency.
According to Mr Onyeneho, sometime in January 2021, the convict fraudulently defrauded an American, Damian Frank, of $2,000 by posing as a female.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 321 of the Penal Code.
The judge ordered that an iPhone 12 Pro max, iPhone X Pro max, iPhone 11 and one Samsung galaxy, being proceeds of crime recovered from the convict, be forfeited to the federal government.
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