Yahoo Boy Gets 6 Months Jail Term
An internet fraudster, popularly called Yahoo boy, Olabode Solomon has been convicted and sentence to six months imprisonment for being in possession of forged documents.
Olabode was convicted and given the jail-term by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
The convict was however fined in the sum of N200, 000, in lieu of the jail-term.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the convict on a one count charge offence bordering possession of fraudulent documents and for falsely presenting himself as Justin.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge, when he was arraigned on the charge.
At the resumed trial of the Convict on Wednesday, the prosecutor, Franklin Ofoma, informed the court that they have filed a plea bargain agreement and a review of facts of the case dated November 2.
He said that the prosecution has adopted the statement and review of fact of the case.
Counsel to the defendant, Mrs Uloaku Nnoli did not object to the facts of the case.
Justice Taiwo consequently convicted the defendant as charged.
In her allocutus, Mrs Nnoli urged the court to temper justice with mercy saying that the defendant was a first time offender, remorseful and has vowed not to commit the offence again.
She pleaded with the court to grant him non-custodial sentence.
In her judgment, Justice Taiwo, apart from sentencing the convict to six months Imprisonment, also ordered that the iPhone found in his possession be forfeited to the Federal Government.