Cyber-Spiritualist Bags Three Months For Fraud

One Shedrack Luke Greeson, also known as Ifaokurola Babalawo, has been convicted by Justice Musa Usman of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, Abuja.

His conviction was secured by Abuja zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.

Uwujaren said the convict was arrested sometime in January, 2021 by operatives of the commission for defrauding people on social media while posing as a spiritualist.

He said the convict was arraigned on March 22, 2021 on a two count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

Count One of the charge reads. “That you, Shedrack Luke Greeson (alias Ifaokurola Babalawo) sometime in 2020, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court while pretending to be one Ifaokurola Babalawo a spiritual healer, Ifa Priest via Instagram account cheated by inducing one Austin Brown from California U.S.A to deliver to you the sum of N230, 000.00 (Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) only and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 320(b) and punishable under section 322 of the Penal Code Act, Laws of the Federation (Abuja) 1990”

He pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge, based on a plea bargain agreement with the Commission. Consequently, Justice Usman sentenced him to 3 months in prison with an option of fine of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50, 000.00).

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