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Another Yahoo Boy Sentenced To Prison In Lagos (Photo)

This lifestyle of defrauding your fellow human beings of their hard earned money just to live a fake life leading to destruction; how far are all these lazy young men involved in such mess ready to destroy their lives? Sigh!

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentencing of one Taiwo Michael Okunowo, an Internet fraudster, before Justice S.O. Solebo of the State High court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and possession of fraudulent documents.

The convict was arrested following intelligence report received by the Commission since December 15, 2017 about his fraudulent activities.

The count reads: “That you, Taiwo Michael Okunowo, (aka Holly Herlich, Mark Welsh, Steven Staller), on or about the 16th day of December, 2017, at Lagos within the Ikeja judicial Division, had in your possession documents containing false pretence titled- “Facebook & Government Compensation Winning Certificate, Treasure Grant Winners Certificate and Facebook-brandon M. Micke”- containing false pretence, which you knew to be false.”

The fraudster, who had earlier entered a plea bargain with the Commission, pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against him by the Commission.

Delivering his judgment today, Justice Solebo found the defendant guilty of the one-count charge and sentenced him to one year imprisonment.