EFCC convicts four men in Ilorin over internet fraud; See their sentence

Government nabs four young men for engaging in internet fraud (yahoo business)

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Muhammed Sanni, a legal consulate at the Federal High Court in Ilorin. He convicted a young man, Ajewole Ayomide, who was alleged to be a former staff of LG Company. Ajewole was prosecuted on the ground of cybercrime offenses.

In his pronouncements, Justice Muhammed Sanni sentenced Ajewole to six months of jail terms with an option of an N200,000 fine.

The court ruled as follows:

“The convict is to forfeit the sum of 100 US dollars which he benefitted from the criminal activity and a Samsung phone used to perpetrate the crime.”

Relatedly, Justice Adenike Akinpelu, at the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin, sentenced two other convicts to numerous criminal terms.

The two individuals included:

  • Salami Hammed Adetayo, an indigene of Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Adetayo said he was a self-styled lottery agent.
  • Nurudeen Ibrahim, from Ilorin, Kwara State.

The Zonal Command of the Ilorin State Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, prosecuted the defendants, who pleaded guilty to the charges against them.

Innocent Mbachie and Andrew Akoja were the EFCC’S prosecutors, who handled the cases. They both urged the jury to consider the guilty plea that was entered by the defendants, the extrajudicial statements volunteered by them, and the exhibits tendered to convict the defendants as charged.

Also, Justice Akinpelu sentenced Adetayo to six months jail terms with an option to pay a fine of N150,000.

She additionally ruled that the defendants were to forfeit the sum of N616,500, which was raised as restitution by the convict and the phones used in perpetuating the crimes- an iPhone 11Pro max and the Samsung 58 plus used to the Federal government.

Justice Akinpelu also tendered a similar judgment to Ibrahim. A jail term of six months jail with an option to remit the term with a fine of N200,000. He was mandated to forfeit an infinix hot 8 phone, which he used in committing the crime to the Federal government of Nigeria.

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