A 21-year-old Internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, has admitted to defrauding an American of the sum of $200.
Ariremako, who appeared before a Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to the offences bordering on fraud preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Oluwatoyin Owodunni, The EFCC prosecutor, explained that Ariremako defrauded an American, identified simply as Gray.
According to the prosecutor, the defendant opened a fake email account and posed as a woman to defraud his victim, of the sum $200.
The counsel for the defendant, Abayomi Alawode, urged the court to be lenient with his client, saying Ariremako could still be useful to the nation.
Justice Peter Lifu found Ariremako guilty of fraud, however, adjourned the matter to January 31, 2020, for sentencing.