‘Yahoo boy’ jailed 6 months for defrauding lover $3,500

A Kwara  High Court sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday sentenced one Ademola Adebukola, 29, to six months imprisonment for defrauding a lady $3,500 in the guise romantic relationship.

Justice Adenike Akinpelu convicted and sentenced Adebukola on a four-count charge, following his guilty plea.

The charge was  preferred by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.







It states in part: “You, Ademola Adebukola, sometime in 2018, while acting as Blackmore G. Scott with email address [email protected], did attempt to cheat one Sherry Reed by fraudulently inducing her to deliver $3,500  to you under the guise being in a romantic relationship with her and in need money to goods at seaport.”

Akinpelu convicted Adebukola  on all the counts and sentenced to six months imprisonment on each the counts.

The judge, however, ordered that the sentences should run concurrently and should take effect Sept. 14, 2020.







The court also ordered forfeiture, to the , of Adebukola’s iPhone 5 and a Dell Laptop, which he used to perpetrate the crimes. (NAN)