Mechanic sentenced to community service by Ibadan court for cyber fraud

An internet fraudster, Adebayo Saheed Modebola, has been sentenced to six months community service by Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, after he was found guilty of impersonation.

A criminal charge was filed against him by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The 21-year-old man, who claimed to be a mechanic, was sentenced on Tuesday, as the judge held that the Commission sustained the allegation of impersonating one Stephanie Cameron Caron to defraud people through the use of the internet.

The offence is contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

Aside the six months community service, the judge also ordered the convict to restitute $1,000 to his victim through the Federal Government of Nigeria and the EFCC.

Also forfeited to the Federal Republic of Nigeria was an iPhone 11 mobile phone.

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