A student at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa is convicted of internet fraud by the Ilorin Section of the Kwara State High Court.
The student, Olaleye Rosheed was sentenced to prison for one year.
The conviction was secured by the Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Board (EFCC).
Following his plea deal, Mr Rosheed was found guilty by the Judge Sikiru Oyinloye.
The judge, in passing sentence, noted that he had considered the facts and circumstances of the case, most especially the lone count charge and the plea of guilt entered by the defendant.
Mr Oyinloye also added that before condemning Mr Rosheed, he had examined the statements made by the defendant extrajudicially and his testimonies without question by the sole prosecution witness.
He explained that the court held that the prosecution had succeeded in proving its case beyond reasonable doubt and found the defendant guilty of the allegation levelled against him.
The judge sentenced the convict to one-year imprisonment with an option of an N200,000 fine, adding that the iPhone recovered from the defendant should be forfeited to the federal government.
Mr Rosheed, 21, one-count charge stated, “That you, Olaleye Rosheed (Christiana Lopez) sometime in January, pretended to be one Christiana Lopez, a white female with a Gmail account firstname.lastname@example.org. You thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the penal code and punishable under section 324 of the same law.”
He pleaded guilty when the charge was read to him.