15 Internet Fraudsters Convicted in Ibadan


    By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

    The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured 15 convictions before different judges of the Federal and State High Courts in Ibadan, Oyo State.

    The convicts are: Faruq Kayode Jimoh Olowogaba, Bashiru Farouq Olamide, Ajileye Francis Mayowa, Ogundayo Saheed Dayo, Ayodeji Tosin Dada, Wasiu  Sodiq Anuoluwapo, Sodiq Adeniyi Idris, Ogoluwa Ayomide Olasupo, and Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo.

    Others are Odeku Titobioluwa, Oyebisi Damilola Olalekan, Boluwatife Ayobami Akinniyi, Samson Ojo, Adegbemi Segun Akanfe and Habeeb Ajani Abdullahi.

    According to Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, the 15 accused were prosecuted before Justice Uche Agomoh of  the Federal High Court and Justices Ladiran Akintola and Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court on separate one-count charge bordering on impersonation

    The defendants pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them.

    Justice Agomoh sentenced Ogundayo to nine months jail term, Dada, Anuoluwapo and Akinniyi, eight months imprisonment each while Olalekan and Ojo were sentenced to seven and three months respectively.

    Justice Akintola sentenced Abdullahi to 24 months imprisonment, Ogoluwa and Ekundayo, ten months each while Ajileye was jailed six months.

    Justice Adeyemi sentenced Idris and Akanfe to six months community service, while Odeku was sentenced to five months community service.

    Jimoh and Bashiru were sentenced to three months community service.

    The convicts are to restitute their various victims and forfeit the items recovered from them to the Federal Government.


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