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Court jails internet fraudsters in Ibadan

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, in Ibadan, Oyo State on separate charges which bordered on impersonation.

The offence is contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under the same Section.

The convicts are: Ajibola Ibrahim Tomiwa, Abdullahi Nurudeen Owolabi, Popoola Salmon Olabode and Hassan Yusuf Atanda.

They pleaded “guilty” to the charges preferred against them by the EFCC.

Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Sanusi Galadanchi reviewed the facts of the cases and urged the court to convict and sentence the defendants as charged.

Justice Agomoh thereafter, convicted and sentenced Ajibola to seven months imprisonment; Owolabi to ten months, Popoola eight months and Atanda five months imprisonment.

Also, the court ordered that the convicts restitute their victims, and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

BSc Agric Science

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