The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, which charged Temidayo before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court 2, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, said that the suspect has made a total of $600 through such fraudulent internet activities.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade in a statement today, Friday, said that the suspect was arraigned on a three-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence, possession of fraudulent documents and forgery.
Orilade explained that Temidayo allegedly contravened Sections 1, 2 and 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, as well as Section 1 (2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap. M17. Laws of the Federation, 2004.
“The EFCC got wind of Temidayo’s alleged fraudulent activities through an intelligence report detailing his involvement in internet fraud.
“Investigations revealed that he had been posing online as Susan Henderson (a woman) through which he fraudulently obtained gift cards worth $300 USD (Three Hundred United States of American Dollars) from one Ross Kirkley.
“Further investigations also showed that he had obtained sundry amounts netting about $600 (Six Thousand United States of American Dollars) from other unsuspecting victims using the same gimmick.”
Temidayo reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charges when read to him.