One Ogunleye Samson Oluwasola was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a high court in Kaduna State for defrauding a woman of ₦740,000.

Beauty promoter
Beauty promoter

Justice A.A Isiaka convicted and sentenced the fake beauty promoter after he pleaded guilty to one-count charge bordering on cheating and obtaining by false pretense.


This charge was ,preferred against him by the Kaduna Zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Online Photo Contest

The lone count charge reads: “That you Ogunleye Samson Oluwasola sometime in March, 2023 in Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently induced one Solomon Suzie to deliver to you the sum of ₦740,000 for an online photo contest.


“This was a pretence which you knew to be false, and you thereby committed the offence of cheating contrary to Section 306(a) and punishable under Section 307 of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna State, 2017″.

He pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.


Based on his plea, prosecution counsel, M. Lawal prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.

Thereafter, Justice Isiaka, sentenced and convicted Samson to 10 years imprisonment.

He also forfeited two Iphones, Mercedes Benz E350, 2011 model, Toyota Camry 2011 XLE to the federal government.

He has also restituted the sum of ₦740,000 to the victim.


Oluwasola’s journey to the Correctional Centre began when a petitioner, Solomon Suzzie, wrote the EFCC, alleging that she came across a beauty contest post on WhatsApp and indicated interest.

Beauty Scam

She joined the group and participated after which she was selected as one of the contestants.


She was constantly making payments for votes amounting to ₦740,000 to an account provided by the group admin with no winner announced.

The petitioner was asked to pay more money and sensing foul play, she wrote the EFCC.

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Investigation further revealed that the entire scheme, tagged “Online Photo Contest,” was designed by the suspect, the sole proprietor in 2020, to defraud unsuspecting members of the public of their money.

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