March 20, 2023

Justice Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Friday, November 11, 2022 convicted and sentenced a 19-year-old man, Marvelous Awolowo, popularly known as Bryan Evan and Sandra Kate to 12 months imprisonment over offences bordering on cybercrime.

Marvelous, who hails from Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, was arrested based on credible intelligence on October 23, 2022 at the International Airport, Ilorin, Kwara State.

Upon arrest, one infinix S5 lite phone was recovered from him. The phone was analyzed and several fraudulent documents were printed from his emails.

Checks on his profile revealed that, Marvelous had impersonated one Evans Bryan and Sandra Katty using fictitious emails to swindle unsuspecting victims. Specifically, the convict defrauded Evan Bryan of the sum of $1000 after he deceived him to believe he had instructed one Blacck to send him $14,500.

Further findings revealed that, the convict also acted as a “Picker” for his fellow internet fraudsters who he helped to receive illegally obtained funds through his bank account. It was also discovered that, between May 4, 2022 and October 23, 2022 a total sum of N13,713,400 (Thirteen Million, Seven Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Four Hundred Naira) suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities was paid to his UBA account.

Consequently, Marvelous was arraigned on two counts, to which he pleaded guilty, EFCC reports


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