JUST IN: Court jails international fraudster 235 years [PHOTO]

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, on Wednesday convicted and sentenced a notorious international fraudster, Scales Olatunji, to 235 years imprisonment for internet fraud and money laundering, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

Olatunji was arraigned on July 2, 2019 on 45-count charges bordering on identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy.

Scales Olatunji

He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, thus setting the stage for his trial.

In a piece of related news, the Abuja Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday secured the conviction of one Yusuf Abass before Justice S. U. Bature of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, on a one count charge bordering on internet fraud.

The charge reads: “that you, Yusuf Abass between February and May 2022 at Abuja within the Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory by deceiving did attempt to cheat the duo of Bich Van Bui and Winnie Chu, Indian nationals, by representing yourself as one Babul Khan through the means of your email and Facebook page with profile name Babul Khan and professing love to them in facilitation of your attempt to obtain financial benefit to yourself which representation you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code Act, Laws of the Federation (Abuja), 1990 and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law.”

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

Consequently, Justice Bature convicted and sentenced Abass to three months in prison with an option of N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira only) fine.

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