UNILORIN UNDERGRADUATE JAILED 20 YEARS FOR YAHOO YAHOO
A 25-year-old undergraduate of the University of Ilorin, Imonina Kingsley has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by Justice Mohammed L. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna on a four-count charge of impersonation, possession of fraudulent documents and attempt to obtain money by false pretences preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Kingsley, who is to spend five years on each of the four count charges gave his address as at the time of his arrest as Rubby Hostel, Tipper Garage, Tanke Ilorin, Kwara State. He hails from Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta state.
The suspect who was arrested on April 4, 2008, during a special operation code-named, Operation Cyber Storm1 at Wave Network Net Cyber Café located along Pipeline Road, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, used the false identity of a Mr. Thomas Duke, a supposed gay from the United Kingdom with the email address given email@example.com to send fraudulent mails with intent to defraud the unsuspecting victims.
In other instances, he also claimed to be one Muyiwa Akanbi, a Beninoise and Mary Jone.
In his confessional statement, Kingsley admitted that the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org belongs to him and that he is into the “business” to make money and pays his fees at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State where he was studying Geology and Mineral Sciences. He also confessed that on February 12th, 2008, he sent an e-mail to Luis Barco, attaching a photograph of an unknown man which he downloaded from the internet and claimed to be a gay by the name Muyiwa Akanbi.
At another time, he mailed a message and presented himself to one Mr. Andrew Corrigan as a UK-born gay but based in Africa. Another of his victim is Mr. Christopher De Troy of America, whom he hoodwinked into parting with $1,000 via Western Union when he presented himself as a gay from the Republic of Benin.
Na wa for you Nigerian guys o, are these those that will take over from Jonathan?
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