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JUST IN: Court jails popular media influencer in Nigeria over fr@ud

The Lagos State Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, on Thursday, 16th of May, 2024 has sentenced one Aluko Tunmise, a social media influencer and self-acclaimed model, to one year in prison for engaging in a celebrity sc@m.

The culprit was arraigned before the court on one-count charge bordering on cybercrimes by the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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The charge against him read:

“That you, ALUKO TUNMISE JUWONLO (A.K.A. KEANU REEVES), sometime between January and March, 2024 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, directly made a false statement, wherein you held yourself out as a white man by name ‘KEANU REEVES’ on your Telegram Account, knowing same to be false and with intent that the representation is relied upon for the purpose of procuring the issuance of financial instrument to yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 22(3) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015.”

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The accused pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge and Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke sentenced him to one year in prison with an option of N300,000 fine, as well as 100 hours of community service.

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JUST IN: Court jails popular media influencer in Nigeria over fr@ud
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Additionally, the court ordered the forfeiture of Tunmise’s iPhone to the Federal Government of Nigeria, emphasizing the consequences of cybercrimes and the need for deterrence in the digital age. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>



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