By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, on Monday, convicted one Timileyin Awojodu, for defrauding an American $2,500.
According to the Prosecutor from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), AbduRasheed Sulaeman, the convict obtained the money from his American victim in a dubious way.
Sulaeman also informed the court that the convict presented himself as Troy Stone to dupe his victim.
The Prosecutor tendered the money recovered from the convict, one iPhone 7, his conventional statement and pictures of nude photographs printed on his email.
The convict admitted guilty of the crime and opted for plea bargain.
His counsel, Mr. Dotun Akinsanmi, urged the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing him, noting that he has spent about 73 days in the custody of EFCC.
Justice Peter Lifu, however, found him guilty as charged and ordered that he should be remanded in Correctional Centre.
Lifu then adjourned the sentence to July 21, 2020.