- Man arrested in Oyo state for trying to defraud an American man
- The man had reportedly pretended to be a white woman to defraud the man who lives in the United States
- Agboola Taiwo was sentenced to four months in jail for an offense bordering on impersonation
A young Nigerian man has been sentenced to four months in jail after he was arrested for impersonating a white woman in other to defraud a white man in the United States.
The man identified as Agboola Taiwo had reportedly impersonated a white woman known as Katherine Bishop to defraud an American man simply identified as James. Taiwo had been accused of sending a mail to James under the pretense of being Bishop.
According to a report by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on their Facebook page, the young man had been sentenced to four months in jail by a court in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The Facebook report stated that the court presided by Justice Watilat Ibrahim had given the four months sentence based on offense bordering on impersonation.
It was gathered that the convict had been prosecuted by EFCC's zonal office in Ibadan, Oyo state. Taiwo was arraigned in court on Decemeber 10, 2018.
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Taiwo pleaded guilty and begged for the plea bargain which prompted the prosecuting counsel to ask the court to convict him accordingly. He was also asked to forfeit his two phones used to commit the fraudulent act to the government.
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