A High Court in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday ordered 21-Babatunde Samuel, to clean the premises of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for two weeks after pleading guilty to Internet fraud.
Delivering judgment, Justice Aliyu Shafa, ordered Samuel to clean the EFCC premises from 8am to 10am for two weeks under supervision.
Justice Shafa also ordered counselling for Samuel to be conducted by the EFCC legal department for a period of one month.
The justice said the convict must enter a bond to be of good behaviour for a period of two years.
The convict had pleaded with the court to tamper justices with mercy, adding that he would not indulge in such act again.
“I regret involving myself in internet fraud, I will never do it again I promise,” he said.
The Defence Counsel, Mr E. G. Inalegw told the court that Samuel, who had no previous conviction record in Nigeria was remorseful and repentant.
Earlier, the EFCC counsel, Khalid Sanusi, told the court that Samuel, through his Facebook account sometimes in 2021 pretended to be a Chinese oil and gas engineer based in Italy.
He added that Samuel tricked his victim, one Karen, with intent to obtain the sum of $10,000.