By Chris Udochukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – A lecturer of Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, Kwara state has pleaded guilty to love scam charge brought against him.
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, February 8, 2021 arraigned one Opashola Abdullahi, a lecturer of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, on one count charge bordering on romance scam before Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin.
The EFF disclosed this via series of tweets via it’s official twitter handle account.
According to the Commission, “Opashola was among the 32 internet fraud suspects arrested in Offa on September 14, 2020. His offence contravenes Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law.
The charge reads “That you, Opashola Abdullahi, (alias Devin Snow), sometime in the month of August 2020 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did attempt to cheat by personation, by portraying yourself as a female named Devine Snow via your email address [email protected] to one Eugene Myvett in order to induce him to send you $200 USD, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law”.
The embattled lecturer pleaded ‘guilty’ when the charge was read to him.
Following his plea, counsel to EFCC, Andrew Akoja, led Paul Kera, an operative of EFCC in evidence to review the facts of the case.
“Our findings revealed that the defendant created an email address which he was using to defraud unsuspecting victims. During a search executed in his house, we recovered an Infinix Nokia phone which he used as instrumentality of the crime.
The defendant was taken to our Office, where he volunteered his statement”, Kera told the court.
Documents including copies of his statements, two computer attestation forms, an Infinix phone recovered from the defendant as well as the fraudulent messages printed out of his email account were tendered and admitted in evidence.
Thereafter, Akoja urged the court to convict the defendant based on his plea and evidence placed before it.
“The defendant is to remain EFCC custody pending judgment”, the judge added.