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Olamide reacts as Shallipopi regains freedom after being convicted for internet fraud

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Crown Uzama popularly known as Shallipopi, has returned to social media after a court convicted him for internet fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested him and five others at various locations in Kaduna upon intelligence received by the Command.

The anti-graft agency secured the conviction of the accused persons on Friday, June 23 after arraigning them before Justice A. Isiaka on separate one count charges bordering on criminal impersonation.

Justice Isiaka sentenced the defendants to two years imprisonment each with the option of fines.

After Shallipopi paid the fine and regained his freedom, he took to his Twitter account to announce his return to the microblogging platform.

The ‘Elon Musk’ crooner shared some photos of himself and wrote; “Evian is Active­č¬É #plutopresidoisback”

Olamide who took notice of his tweet, welcomed him back by referencing his nickname.

“Pluto boi !” the YBNL founder wrote.

Meanwhile, during the hearing, the EFCC prosecutor said the offences committed by Crown and his colleagues are in contravention of Sections 142 (1), 57 and 308 of the Kaduna Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.

Uzama (aka Shallipopi and Miller Maxwell) was convicted alongside Favour Chidiogo Emmanuel a.k.a Kate Banks, John Joseph aka Avail Hollywood, Joel Kator alias Alfred Hudson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman Temidayo aka Miss Katie Official and Bethel Makuochukwu alias Violetqmartinez. Makuochukwu had two weeks earlier been convicted for money laundering.

They all pleaded guilty to the charges.