DELSU student poses as female on Whatsapp, defrauds helper of N.5m

All efforts to convince Sonia Monday to transfer back the excess fund of N455,000 fell on deaf ears.

A student of Delta State University, Michael Ebade has been sentenced to a month imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining a sum of N505,000 from his victim.

Ebade, the court heard, presented himself as a female with the name Sonia Monday to Mr Ogwuegbu Collins on Whatsapp in June 2016, claiming to be a student who needed financial assistance.

Collins transferred the sum of N5,000 from his company account to a Fidelity Bank account which Ebade had opened in the name Carlus Oluwaseun.

Ebade requested for Collins’ help for a second time, and while attempting to transfer a sum of N5,000, the latter mistakenly sent N500,000.

All efforts to convince Sonia Monday to transfer back the excess fund of N455,000 fell on deaf ears.

Collins was rather threatened by Ebade who said he was going to kill him and his entire family. Investigation would later show that he was dealing with a fellow man.

Ebade pleaded guilty when he was arraigned before the State High Court in Sapele on Wednesday.

He was given a slap on the wrist having returned the total sum of money stolen to Collins.

Justice Okorodas sentenced him to one month imprisonment, which will run from the date of his arrest.

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