Court Sentence Fake American Widow To 3 Years Imprisonment In Kwara

The Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of one Aderibigbe Sheu, a student of Kwara State University, for posing as a widow resident in the United States of America (USA) to defraud unsuspecting victims.

In a statement by Head Media and Publicity of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, Aderibigbe Sheu, a native of Osogbo in Osun state, was one of the 30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Malete, Moro local government area of Kwara state on September 19, 2021, during a sting operation by operatives of the EFCC.

He was charged by the anti-graft agency on one count of cybercrime and retention of proceeds of crime before Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin. Upon arraignment on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

Following his ‘guilty plea’, counsel to the EFCC, Rasheedat Alao, reviewed the facts of the case and tendered the extra-judicial statements of the defendant including the phone, laptop and other incriminating materials printed from his devices, which were admitted in evidence.

She urged the court to consider the guilty plea of the defendant, his extra-judicial statements, and all the exhibits tendered to convict the defendant as charged. After finalizing the case Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin sentenced Aderibigbe Sheu to 3 years imprisonment.

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