Four persons have been convicted over internet fraud in Osogbo.
9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters: Oseni Abolore Ismail, Popoola Samuel Ayomide, Shorinola Oluwatobiloba Michael and Akindele Kabiru Johnson Hammed before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun State.
The development according to a press statement by Wilson Uwujaren, the of Head Media and Publicity of the EFCC maintained that each of the convicts pleaded guilty to one-count amended charge of impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (IV) of the same Act.
While Popoola and Shorinola were sentenced to six months imprisonment, Akindele and Oseni bagged four and five months jail term respectively.
A copy of the statement made available to 9Janewshub.com.ng confirmed that Akindele was ordered to return the sum of N4, 630,000 (Four Million Six Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) to his victim. He as well forfeits a Lenovo Laptop, an Apple MacBook Pro Laptop, one Ipad, an iPhone 12 Pro Max and one Huawei Android phone to the Federal Government.
Similarly, Oseni was ordered to restitute his victim in the sum of $160USD (One Hundred and Sixty United States Dollars) and forfeits one IPhone XS Max mobile phone to the Federal Government.
The court also ordered Popoola to restitute his victim, one David Ivy in the sum of $1,000 (One Thousand United States Dollars). The convict also forfeits his Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max to the Federal government of Nigeria.
Shorinola was ordered to restitute his victim the sum of N1, 400,000 (One Million Four Hundred Thousand Naira) and N1, 020,036.63(One Million, Twenty Thousand, Thirty Six Naira, Sixty Three Kobo) domiciled in his Zenith Bank Account.
He also forfeits his one Hp Laptop, one Samsung S9 Plus, one iPhone12, one Bolt WiFi and $10USD being the amount he benefited from the fraud.