Court Convicts ‘Yahoo Boy’, To Serve Sentence At National Hospital
One Nwala Eze Kenneth has bagged a one month sentence of community service at the National Hospital, Abuja after Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court in Jabi convicted him for $5000 fraud, popularly known as yahoo yahoo.
Kenneth (alias Moore Smith) was prosecuted by the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $5000 (Five Thousand U.S. Dollars), using a fictitious email address: [email protected] from one Amit Raykundal.
The nature of the community service at the national hospital is unclear but it could involve sweeping and other labour intensive work.
A statement posted on the Facebook page of the EFCC dated November 22, 2019 said Kenneth pleaded guilty upon arraignment, following which, prosecution counsel, Fatima Ado Gwaram urged the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.
Gwaram pointed out that the convict had already forfeited the proceed of the crime to the tune of N1,100,000 and a Toyota Corolla 2005 model in line with the plea bargain agreement he entered with the prosecution.
In a similar development, one Oloyede Faith Damilare (Alias Angela Williams) was also sentenced to one month community service with an option of 20,000 fine by the judge
Damilare was prosecuted also by the Abuja zonal office of the commission, on a one count charge of cheating, having attempted to cheat by representing himself as Angela Williams, a female Caucasian from California, USA.
He was found to have created a fictitious WhatsApp account to facilitate his fraudulent intention.
Upon arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting prosecuting counsel, Fatima Gwaram to urge the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.