An Akure Magistrate's Court, sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital, has sentenced a serial female fraudster, Owolabi Omolola, to two years imprisonment for defrauding one Ayodele Ayeni, to the tune of N460,000.
Omolola reportedly collected the money from the victim on the pretext of helping him procure a visa to the United States of America.
She was said to have committed the offences between the months of July, November and December, 2020, at Igbatoro, Akure.
The offence contravened sections 86, 419, 430(2) and 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 VOL. I, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Police prosecutor, Omolade Olusola informed the court Omolola was involved in many fraudulent cases before she was arrested.
Acccording to him, Omolola had several fraud cases out of which she had wriggled through bail at various courts.
He noted the fraudster had impersonated one Adeola Adetutu with the intent of defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
However, in regard of the current case, she pleaded 'guilty' to the charges of conspiracy, fraud, threat to life preferred against her.
Despite the plea for bail, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. R. O Yakubu, turned down the bail application and sentenced Omolola to two years imprisonment on the first and second counts, but discharged her on the third.