An official of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Adeyemi Israel Abiodun has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for internet-related fraud.
Abiodun, a 200 level student is the NANS Director of Logistics. He is a student of Economics and Development Studies at Fuoye.
He was arrested by operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on March, 30, 2022, alongside 79 others in a sting operation at Sango area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The anti graft agency said its investigations revealed that, between July 2021 and March 2022, Abiodun got over N195 million as cumulative heist from cyber-fraud involving forgery of over 25 US banks cheques.
He was arraigned alongside 39 others on a separate one count charges before four judges of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan.
Their offences bordered on impersonation, obtaining money under false pretence, obtaining property by false pretence and forgery contrary to Sections 419, 467, 484, 516 and 508 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The one count charge against Abiodun reads:
“That you, Adeyemi Israel Abiodun and Odaise Precious Abiola (aka Prezzy) (at large) on or about 30th March, 2022 at Ibadan, within the Ibadan Judicial Division did conspire to forge various United States of America Banks Cheques and purport same to be genuine and thereby committed the offence of conspiracy to commit forgery contrary to Section 516 and 467 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.”