Yahoo Boy Sentenced To 18 Months Imprisonment
A Federal High Court sitting in Benin-City, Edo State has convicted and sentenced Collins Osadolor alias Albert Lin to 18 months imprisonment. He was first arraigned by the EFCC on 13 Nov., 2015 on a 3 count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent document containing false pretenses.
Specifically, Collins Osadolor was said to have defrauded an American lady, identified as Karry the sum of $250, which he admitted and refunded.
Upon his arraignment, he pleaded not, but later changed his plea to “guilty’”.Justice P. I. Ajoku consequently convictedOsadolor and sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment without an option of fine.
One of the count read: “Collins Osadolor alias Albert Lim on or about the 27th of August 2015 in Benin City, Edo State withinthe jurisdiction of this Honourable Court had in your possession in your email inbox folder a fraudulent document containing a false pretence dated 5th August 2015 with the subject: ‘Re: Hello’ which you knew to be false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.
He has started his prison sentence.