May 26, 2024

Court convicts eleven Internet fraudsters in Ogun, Oyo

0
Court convicts eleven Internet fraudsters in Ogun, Oyo

Glory Ebomah

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentencing of eleven (11) internet fraudsters to various jail terms before Justices Iyabo Yerima, Ladiran Akintola, M.O. Ishola and Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan and Justice Abidoun Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta on separate charges of one count.

Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the convicts are Korede Gbolahan Badejo, Sodiya Femi Ajibola, Huigha Goodness Aboi, Haruna Usman Tanimola, Ohadike Ifeanyi, Bashar Abiola David, Ekhuemelo Jerry, Tayo Akande Joshua, Olutiriko Blessing Benjamin, Oladini Ayobami Solomon and Abiodun Adebolu Jelili.

Upon their arraignments, they all “pleaded guilty” to the charges filed against them by the anti-graft agency.

Consequently, Justice Akinyemi convicted and sentenced Badejo to one-year imprisonment while Ajibola and Aboi were convicted and sentenced to six months of community service each by Justice Yerima.

Court convicts eleven Internet fraudsters in Ogun, Oyo

Also, Justice Akintola convicted and sentenced Haruna to three months of community service and Ifeanyi to six months of community service, while Justice Ishola sentenced David, Jerry and Joshua to six months of community service each. The duo of Jelili, Olutiriko and Solomon were convicted and sentenced to six months of community service each by Justice Adeyemi.

The courts ordered that the convicts restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them. Aboi forfeits the sum N1, 904, 932.38 (One Million, Nine Hundred and Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty-two Naira, Thirty-eight Kobo) to his victim, while Jelili is to forfeit two unregistered silver colour Lexus RX350 and black colour ES350 respectively to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *