A Nigerian mother and her son have been arrested for internet scam of roughly N29.9m in Lagos. The mother whose name, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri and her son, Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri were tried before a Lagos court. The pair were convicted on a four-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretense
While most parents struggle to bring up upright and disciplined children for the society, who would carry on their legacy, it seems that there are some whose greed cloud their moral compass.
Such is the case of the Nigerian mother known as Alaba Kareem Adeyeri and her internet fraudster son, Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri who were recently arrested and tried for scamming an American company of $82, 570 which is about N29.9 million.
Their arrest came following a petition by the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) against Damilola and others who are currently at large, on an alleged case of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretense, money laundering and other computer-related fraud.
In recent developments, the woman and her son were sentenced them to three years each in a correctional center. The judge, Justice Aneke, found them guilty on all counts. But the sentences for each count would run simultaneously
The court further ordered that all the properties and money recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government and upon applications by the victims, restitution be made to them. Idi Musa, an investigator with the EFCC, while being led in evidence narrated to the court that sometime in April 2019, that the Commission received a petition from the FBI, alleging that the official email address of American Cranes Manufacturing company was hacked and as a result the sum of N29.9 million. was stolen by the fraudsters.
Idi further shared that Damilola was arrested on September 6, 2019. His mother however, was gotten when she went to withdraw money from the bank after his arrest. Further investigations showed that she had bought properties in choice areas in Lagos, the name of her son with the money made from the act.