Court Convicts 13 Internet Fraudsters in Oyo, Osun
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command has secured the conviction and sentencing of thirteen (13) internet fraudsters to various jail terms.
The convicts appeared before Justices Ladiran Akintola, Mojeed Oladimeji Ishola, Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan and Justice Patricia Iroawuchi Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State and Justice Nathaniel Ayo Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun State.
The convicts were arraigned on separate one count charges each except Olanrewaju Idris Arogundade who was docked on two counts.
The other convicts are: Hassan Abass Adisa, Kazeem Waris Ayinde, Paul James Otegwu, John Ukoro Amuta, Lawal Ibrahim Ayomide, Olajide Femi Owo, Hammed Samad Abiola, Gbolahan Qudus Ajadi, Elijah Olalekan Oyedeji, Ajari Oghenekewe, Odunayo Oluwafunke Omotosho and Olanigbehin Gbenga Faith.
Justice Ajoku, in her judgment found Arogundade guilty of the charges filed against him and consequently convicted and sentenced him to two years imprisonment without an option of fine.
Furthermore, the courts convicted and sentenced Adisa, Amuta, Ayomide, Owo and Ajadi to one year imprisonment each while Oghenekewe bagged eight months jail term without option of fine.
Also, Ayinde, Omotosho, Faith and Abiola bagged six months community service each; Elijah, three months community service or N50, 000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira) fine while Otegwu was sentenced to one month community service.
However, Adisa was given N250, 000.00 (Two hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) fine; Amuta, Ayomide, Omotosho and Owo were given N200, 000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) fine each while Ajadi got N100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine in lieu of his sentencing.
The court ordered that the convicts restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria. OYO NEWS