Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, February 14, 2019, sentenced Festus Ojomola, an internet fraudster to one-year imprisonment with hard labour for possessing fraudulent documents and engaging in a dating scam.
Ojomola was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, in May 2018 following intelligence report the Commission received on the activities of some persons alleged to be involved in love scam.
He was arraigned on February 13, 2019, on an amended two-count charge.
Justice Dada convicted the defendant on both counts and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment, which commenced from his time of arrest on September 3, 2018, with an option of N200,000.00 fine (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) only and community service of grass cutting in front of the court premises. Ojomola is also to forfeit the devices retrieved from him to the Federal Government.