It is the end of the road for yet another internet fraudster popularly known as yahoo boys after he was arrested by the Benin Zonal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, and convicted of his crimes.
Identified as Ebi Obaro, the young man was convicted for offences bordering on fraudulent trick and attempting to obtain by false pretenses. According to reports, he presented himself as Donovan Macbeth Kelvin in his gmail account, to defraud victims on the internet.
He pleaded guilty to the one count charge at the at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. In light of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso Peters urged the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
However, the defence counsel, R.E.O. Esite pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercies, stating that the defendant was a first time offender who has has become remorseful since his arrest.
He also told the court that the defendant plead guilty to the charges so as not to waste the time of the court and has promised never to go back to the life of crime.
Justice P. I Ajoku after hearing from both counsels, sentenced the defendant to one month imprisonment.