Nigerian who Defrauded UK Customs from Lagos Sent to Jail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentencing of one Amunikoro Oludare Olawale to six months imprisonment for identity theft and impersonation.

The convict was sentenced by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Investigation by the EFCC into Olawale’s criminal activities had begun following a complaint received by the Commission from one S. Hawkins, who is resident in the United Kingdom.

Hawkins, using the EFCC online reporting mobile application, The Eagle Eye App, had reported that Olawale used her name to commit fraud with Her Majesty Revenue and Customs in the UK.

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Olawale was subsequently arrested by operatives of the Commission on November 22, 2021 and arraigned on January 31, 2022.

During his arraignment, he pleaded “guilty” to the charge preferred against him.

In view of his plea, Justice Taiwo convicted him accordingly and sentenced him to six months in prison, with an option of N250,000 fine.

Items recovered from him were also ordered forfeited to the Federal Government.

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