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Nigerian rapper, SauceKid, in US jail for credit card fraud

*Sinzu remanded in US jail since July 2016

By Olayinka Elebute

Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi, popularly known as SauceKid, has been sentenced to two years in jail in the US for credit card theft.

SauceKid was accused of stealing $15,388 from bank card numbers and was arrested at the Boise Airport in Idaho, US.

Police say he was able to withdraw cash from bank ATMs and bought merchandise from stores between 23rd and 26th July, 2016. The rapper was caught with a card-encoding device and about $6,000 cash.

According to Idaho Statesman, SauceKid, pleaded guilty to one of the counts of aggravated identity theft, after which other charges were dismissed.

He has also been placed on one year of supervised release, after he might have served his prison term.

This is the third time news reports would reveal that the Nigerian rapper also known in some circles as Sinzu has been in police custody.

In 2014 he denied that he was the one declared wanted for stealing $300 from an ATM.

He blamed the ‘rumour’ on his former friend, Godwon, with whom he had a beef at the time.

However, according to this most recent mugshot of his, Sinzu’s been locked up since July 2016.

His last tweet was on 14th July 2016, few days before his jail record shows he was arrested.

Sinzu, real name is Babalola Falemi, is reportedly at Ada County Jail, a medium security prison attached to the Idaho Sheriff Department.

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