Court jails two Yahoo boys in Kwara

Date: 2019-12-08
Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar sitting at a Kwara State high court in Ilorin on Friday jailed two Internet fraudsters (popularly known as yahoo boys) for fraud.

The convicts, Okoro Raymond and Ogundowole Tosin, were sentenced to six months' imprisonment each for being found guilty on separate charges bordering on Internet fraud and other fraud related offences.

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission secured the conviction of duo.

The charge against Raymond read in part, "That you, Okoro Raymond, sometime between March and September 2019, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, fraudulently induced some unsuspecting Nigerians vide your created WhatsApp platform, Winners Chapel Investment, with your phone number 09010197532 to deliver properties to you, to wit: money totalling N200,000, under the guise of investing and making double gains, thereby committing an offence contrary to section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same law."

The charge against Tosin read, That you, Ogundowole Tosin (aka Clarissa Doss) Sometime in October 2019 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, attempted to commit an offence of cheating by pretending to be one Clarissa Doss, presenting yourself to be a white woman, a property agent who has property to lease at popular Castlegate, New Jersey, United States, to one Hillary Kurtz as it is contained in your Gmail account, thereby committing an offence contrary to section 95 and 321 of the Penal Code law and punishable under section 322 of the same law.

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