Nigerian Engineering Graduate Jailed 14 Months For Defrauding American Of N19.6 Million
A graduate of Civil Engineering, Samuel Oteyowo, has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for fraud.
Oteyowo was charged with one count of criminal impersonation for defrauding Warren Doht of America an amount totalling N19,664,128.50 on the Internet.
According to the source, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State pronounced the 32-year-old, who reportedly claimed to be a university graduate guilty as charged.
By law, the fraudster was said to have committed the crime contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (ii) of the Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) of the same Act.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, however, said that the convict had, however, approached the Commission for a plea bargain agreement.
The plea bargain agreement, Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, said, “Formed the basis for the amended charge with which he was arraigned and convicted on Monday.”
After pleading guilty to the amended charge, prosecution counsel, Murtala Usman, urged the court to convict him accordingly.
Apart from the jail term, the court also ordered Oteyowo to restitute the about N19.6 million to the victim. This is a recent report from the SaharaReporters.