The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 9, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Bello Ademola Toheeb to six months community service before Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, on one count charge for internet fraud, also known as “Yahoo Yahoo”.
The one count reads: “That you, Bello Ademola Toheeb “M” on or about 11th of February, 2022, at Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, did falsely represent yourself to be Joy New, which representation you knew to be false impersonation contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.”
Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Friday and sent to SWITCH NIGERIA.
According to the statement, the convict pleaded guilty to the charge filed against him by the EFCC.
Upon his plea, prosecution counsel, Mabas Mabur, urged the court to convict and sentence the defendant as charged, having reviewed the facts of the case and tendered indicting documents as evidence.
Consequently, Justice Adeyemi convicted and sentenced Bello to six months community service and ordered the convict to forfeit the sum of N246, 695. 00 domiciled in his three different bank accounts and one iPhone X mobile phone to the Federal government of Nigeria.