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It Was For Running A Scam Instagram Business Page
According To The Nigerian press:
Social media has been used as a platform by many entrepreneurs as a means of getting their good and services to a wider audience. While many business owners have used the platform to run honest business, it is the complete opposite in the case of this Nigerian man.
A man who has been identified as Afolabi Ojo has been caught up by the law for running a fraudulent business page on Instagram and scamming unsuspecting customers. The man who had operated a fashion store on the social media platform called Best classic store was sent to jail after being convicted on a one-count charge that bordered on false representation and obtaining cash on the basis of false pretense. The man who had initially pleaded not guilty eventually changed his plea to being guilty on an amended one-count charge.
In a court sitting at the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun state, Justice Maureen Onyetenu convicted t