The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Wednesday, August 3, 2022, secured the conviction of one Shittu Taiwo before Justice Darius Khobo on a one count charge.
The charge reads; “That you, Shittu Taiwo (aka York Exchange) between June and July, 2022 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, attempted to commit an offence and in such an attempt did a certain act towards the Commission of the said offence, to wit; falsely presented yourself as York Exchange ( a white woman) to several unsuspecting victims on several online social media applications in order to cheat them and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 57 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law”.
He pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting the prosecution counsel, M.E Eimonye, to ask the court to convict the defendant accordingly. Justice Khobo convicted and sentenced the defendant to 5 years imprisonment with an option of fine of N100, 000,00. He is also to forfeit his Nokia G10 Android phone to the Federal Government.
The 35-year- old married man with two wives and three kids, got into trouble for impersonating a female foreigner on social media in an attempt to lure unsuspecting white men into romantic relationships with a view to defrauding them of their hard-earned money.
Media & Publicity
3 August, 2022