A member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Ibadan, Oyo State, Caleb Oyeyemi, has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for Internet love scam by a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
Justice Adenike Akinpelu, on Monday, found Oyeyemi guilty of two counts bordering on sex scam preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Oyeyemi, 21, a native of Odo-Owa in the Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, was arrested on March 16, 2020, by operatives of the Ilorin zonal office of the EFCC, who acted on an intelligence report.
According to the report, Oyeyemi allegedly posed as a white prostitute to defraud one Wilson, a white man, of $100 in exchange for sex.
He confessed to the crime and was arraigned on November 26, 2020, and pleaded guilty to the charges.
Delivering her judgment, Justice Akinpelu said, “The plea of guilt entered by the defendant is a total admission of the crime.”
The judge pronounced Oyeyemi guilty of the charges and sentenced him accordingly.
The judge sentenced him to one year imprisonment on each of the counts; the terms are to run concurrently.
Justice Akinpelu, however, gave the convict an option of N200,000 fine on each of the two counts.
She ordered that the convict’s phones and the manager cheque (bank draft) of N80,000, which he brought to the EFCC office, be forfeited to the Federal Government.