A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state has convicted and sentenced a notorious international fraudster, Scales Olatunji, to 235 years imprisonment for internet fraud and money laundering.

Olatunji was arrested by operatives of the EFCC on March 20, 2019  and arraigned on July 2, 2019 on 45-count charges bordering on identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy.

Between January 2017 to October 2018, the convict conspired with four others (at large) to fraudulently acquire the total sum of N525,172,580 through Business E-mail Compromise and Identity Theft, the court heard.

On May 15, 2018, he sent an email to one Monica Goulmoen of the Charity Association for providing girls and boys in Kobane with a football pitch, while impersonating a certain Per Ravn Omdal, a former Norwegian Football Association President, demanding the sum of €64,000  to be transferred to him.

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