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Uber Driver all smiles as he bags jail term over a $50 fraud in Ibadan



Justice M. A. Odegbola of the Oyo State Excessive Courtroom, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, March 8, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Michael Tosin Lawal, an Uber driver, to three-months in jail.

A press release launched by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee EFCC says he was convicted after he pleaded responsible to an amended one rely cost bordering on acquiring cash by false pretense, most well-liked towards him by the Ibadan Zonal Workplace of the EFCC.

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The lone cost reads,

“that you just, Michael Tosin Lawal ‘M’ typically within the yr 2020, in Ibadan Oyo State, inside the jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom, with intent to defraud, obtained Reward Playing cards from one Trevor, a white male by falsely representing to him that you’re a white feminine by the identify Cyndy Tyler from the US of America, which pretence you knew to be false”.

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Following his plea, Justice Odegbola convicted and sentenced him to a few months in jail. He additionally ordered the convict to restitute the sum of $50 (Fifty United States {Dollars}) to his sufferer by the EFCC and forfeit gadgets recovered from him to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.

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