Yahoo Boy Bags One Year Term For Love Scam In Kaduna
An internet fraudster, Joshua Audu, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for romance scam.
The convict was said to have used the social media platform, Google Chat, to defraud victims he professed love for and received money and gift cards as proceeds of his illicit activities.
He was arrested by the Kaduna State Vigilance Service, KADVS, at Brooklyn Hotel, Narayi Barnawa Kaduna, on suspicion of involvement in cybercrime and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kaduna Zonal Command, for further investigation.
He pleaded guilty upon arraignment.
Justice A. A Bello of the Kaduna State High Court, therefore, sentenced him to one-year imprisonment or a fine of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira ( N 150,000). He is also to forfeit his Redmi 7 and iPhone 11 mobile devices to the Federal Government.