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UNILORIN Undergraduate convicted by EFCC for Facebook Lottery scam.

Udoh Sunday Okon, a 20 year old Undergraduate of the University of Ilorin, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, was convicted for a charge that claims his involvement in Facebook lottery scam. He was convicted by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Udoh is a 300-level student who hails from Akwa Ibom State. He was said to have defrauded an American named Kimberly, for an amount of about $500USD through Facebook lottery.

He pleaded guilty on a one-count charge from the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The words written in the charge sheet were, “That you, Udoh Sunday Okon, (Christopher Wray), sometimes in March 2021, at Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Christopher Wray, a White Male with +18315088635 as your WhatsApp business line and fraudulently deceived Kimberly an American to send 500 dollars worth of Ebay gift card to you after you made him believe that he won one million dollars Facebook lottery and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the Penal Code.”

After several pleas, the EFCC counsel, Sesan Ola, urged the court to convict the defendant and sentence him based on his plea and the evidence tendered before the Court.

The trial Judge, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, sentenced the defendant to a one-year jail term after he was pleaded guilty.

In his words, he said, “I have carefully considered the facts and circumstances of this case, especially the lone count charge, the plea of guilt, the unchallenged evidence of the prosecution and the defence who accepted all the evidence of the prosecution.

“It is the opinion of this honorable court that the defendant is guilty as charged,” the trial Judge declared.

However, the Court, gave the Convict a N200,000 fine option and ordered the forfeiture of N206,000 draft raised as restitution by the Convict and the iPhone used in committing the crime to the Federal Government.

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