The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured the conviction and sentence of 17 internet fraudsters before Justices Bayo Taiwo, Ladoke Akintola and Mohammed Owolabi of the State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State and Ogun State Supreme Court Justices Mosunmola Dipeolu. Court, Abeokuta, single charge paid each.
A statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwuja, said the jail sentences range from two to nine months of community service and one year in jail.
The convicts, according to Uwujaren, are Oduola Kunmi Ireola, Igbamidun Joshua Olamiposi, Ismael Fatai Olatunji, Osundele Oladapo Daniel, Olawale Isaac Adeleke, Olorunyomi Idowu Babatunde, Aneh Ojonimi, Olaide Iyanuoluwa Sadare, Akintola Abatuwamilubayunde, Akintola, Akintola, Abatuwamilubaya. , Akintola, Akintola, Akintola, Akintola, Ababatu, Akinda, Akinda , Bello Ridwan Ayobami, Maleek Michael Ibrahim, Arasi Oluwaseun Tobi, Ganiu Fawaz Olalekan, Bello Ayoinde Olamilekan and Abiodun Taiwo Kareem.
They all pleaded ‘guilty’ to the single charge brought against each of them by the EFCC.
Consequently, the prosecution lawyers, Modupe Akinkoye, Oyelakin Oyediran, Oluwatoyin Owodunni, Musa Galadanchi, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, Mabas Mabur and Samsudeen Bashir have analyzed the facts of the cases and urged the courts to try and convict the accused.
Osundele was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison, while Arasi, Ganiu and Ibrahim were sentenced to nine months in prison.
Also, Akintola was convicted and sentenced to nine months community service, Oduola, Jamiu, Aluko and Bello to six months community service, while Igbamidun and Kareem served five months community service.
Also, Olatunji was convicted and sentenced to four months community service, Ayorinde to two months community service, Olorunyomi, Ojonimi, Sadare and fined N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) and Adeleke N150,000. One hundred and fifty thousand naira) fine.
Justice Bayo Taiwo ordered Osundele Oladapo Daniel to pay $16,671. 00 USD and will forfeit a Toyota Venza car worth N7 million to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Other convicts were also ordered to return their victims and hand over to the government all recovered items.