Andrew Aigbedion, an internet fraudster was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was arraigned on a one-count charge that borders on possession of a fraudulent document. He had a document in his possession where he falsely represented himself to one Anne that he is a widower and originally from Greece and has lived in the United States of America for less than 26 months. The offence is contrary to Section 318 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State No. 11 of 2011.”
Upon a forensic analysis into his email firstname.lastname@example.org-, documents containing false pretence were printed out.
He also impersonated a white man named Steve and confessed to have obtained the sum of $15,000 (Fifteen Thousand United State Dollars) and Seven Million Naira (N7, 000, 000) from unsuspecting members of the public. Andrew also admitted to purchasing two exotic cars from the proceeds of crime, which he agreed to forfeit to the Federal Government.
Justice Sherifat Solebo found him guilty of the offence and sentenced him to one year imprisonment. His cars were forfeited to the Federal Government.