14th August, 2020
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin ordered one Kolade Emmanuel Balogun to pay a fine of N50,000 and control traffic for the next three months.
The Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the conviction of Kolade who was charged to court for offences bordering on internet fraud.
The charge against the suspect read;
“That you, KOLADE BALOGUN (a.k.a Willam Davis, alias Behemoth) sometime in March 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence of cheating by impersonation, pretending and representing yourself to be a white man called Willam Davis, alias Behemoth to an unsuspected white woman on dating site called SeekingArrangement as it is contained in your Gmail account: [email protected] and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria.”
Balogun was found guilty of the charges against him.
The Judge who sentenced the convict on Thursday, August 13 after he pleaded guilty to the charge against him, said he should pay a fine of N50,000 and control traffic at a junction behind the Kwara State Ministry of Physical Planning for three months commencing from August 17 to October 17, 2020.
He also ordered that other items like phones and laptops recovered from him, should be forfeited to the Federal Government.