- A young man identified as Dennis has been jailed for five months after being convicted of duping a woman under false pretence
- The Abuja hairstylist was arrested by the EFCC after using juju to collect a total sum of N45,000 from his American victim recognised as Monica
- Dennis was said to have presented himself as a spiritualist to his victim who sent him the money equalling $110
An Abuja-based hairstylist identified as Dennis has been sentenced to a five-month jail term after he was convicted of a juju scam by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a statement on Thursday, July 8, via its official Instagram page, the sentence sending Dennis who is popularly known as Baba Dayo to jail was passed on Wednesday, July 7, by Justice A.O. Musa.
This followed a hearing convicting the hairstylist of using charm to obtain $110 (N45,000) from an American by false pretence.
Dennis, according to the anti-graft commission, dubbed his victim identified as Monica by presenting himself as a spiritualist (Babalawo).
A statement by the EFCC read:
"Dennis (a.k.a Baba Dayo), falsely represented himself as a spiritualist (Babalawo) and obtained the sum of $100 (One Hundred United States Dollars) from one Monica of the United States of America."
An IG user Sidney Leo wrote:
"For less than 50k! The sentence too harsh nau... Ah! Wait when white people start to find juju?"
Andrew Clark wrote:
"You people don’t have work? How can you not leave this young man? You convict him for obtaining less than NGN 40,000 while David mark from my senatorial district walk away with billions of stolen money."
Anti-commission boss arrested by EFCC
Joseph alongside eight other people have been arraigned over alleged financial fraud of N500 million, the EFCC posted on Facebook.
Those arraigned with him were Serki Mtomba Manaseh (secretary), Akange Akula(Treasurer) and five other members/commissioners, Abe Aboyi Augustine, Donald Kertyo, Agber Aondona Emmanuel, Sunday Agbaji, and Ekoja Daniel.