Justice A.O. Musa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja today July 7, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Energy Dennis, a hairstylist, to five months imprisonment for obtaining $110 from an American by false pretence.
Dennis (a.k.a Baba Dayo), falsely represented himself as a spiritualist (Babalawo) and obtained the sum of $100 (One Hundred United States Dollars) from one Monica of the United States of America.
The offence is contrary to Section 320 (a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 322 of the same law.
Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge. Consequently, the prosecution reviewed the facts of the case, leading to the conviction of the defendant by the Court, which however gave him the option of an N20,000 fine.
In addition to his sentence, the court also ordered that the money recovered to be returned to the victim.