A 26-year-old undergraduate of Cairo University, Egypt, Rilwan Adedigba was on Thursday jailed by a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja for 30 months for duping an American woman.
Rilwan Adedigba who confessed to defrauding an American lady, Zen Cariboso, of $1,100 was said to have committed the crime on January 30 in Lagos.
Punch reports that Justice Kudirat Jose, who gave the judgement order the convict to make restitution to the victim by refunding the stolen $1,100 and also forfeiting to a car he had acquired with the proceeds of the illegal business to the Federal Government.
The convict who was arraigned before the court on five counts centring on cyber fraud pleaded guilty to all the counts and entered a plea bargain with the Economic nad Financial Crimes Commission.
Meanwhile the EFCC counsel, Mrs. Olubunmi Bosede, said Adedigba had lied to the white lady that he was one Murphy Paul, a white American living in Nigeria, who was in love with her, thereby duping her in the process.
Justice Jose consequently pronounced the sentence. The judge said the sentence would run concurrently beginning from June 8, when the convict was arrested.
Justice Jose furthewent ordered that Adedigba must sign an undertaking with the EFCC that he would to be of good behaviour upon his release from prison.