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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, February 8, 2021 arraigned one Opashola Abdullahi, a of the State College of Health , Offa, on one count charge bordering on romance scam before Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the State High , Ilorin.

The EFFC disclosed this via series of tweets via official twitter handle account.

According to the Commission, “Opashola among the 32 suspects arrested Offa on September 14, 2020. His offence contravenes Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable Section 324 of the same Law.

The charge reads “That you, Opashola Abdullahi, (alias Devin Snow), sometime the month of August 2020 Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable , did attempt to cheat by personation, by portraying yourself as a female named Devine Snow via your email address devinesnow677@gmail.com to one Eugene Myvett order to induce him to send you $200 USD, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable Section 324 of the same Law”.

The embattled pleaded ‘guilty’ when the charge read to him.

Following his plea, counsel to EFCC, Andrew Akoja, led Paul Kera, an operative of EFCC in evidence to review the facts of the case.

Kera narrated how investigation on a petition received by the Commission on the activities of internet fraudsters operating in Offa area of State led to the arrest of the defendant.

“Our findings revealed that the defendant created an email address which he using to defraud unsuspecting victims. During a search executed in his , we recovered an Infinix Nokia phone which he used as instrumentality of the crime.

The defendant was taken to our Office, where he volunteered his ”, Kera told the .

Documents including copies of his statements, computer attestation forms, an Infinix phone recovered from the defendant as well as the fraudulent messages printed out of his email account were tendered and admitted in evidence.

Thereafter, Akoja urged the court to convict the defendant based on his plea and evidence placed before .

Justice Akinpelu, while discharging the witness from the witness box fixed February 23, 2021 for judgment.

“The defendant is to remain EFCC custody pending judgment”, the added.