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Court Jails Five For Impersonation In Ibadan

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By Richard Thomas Ibadan

Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has convicted five internet fraudsters for criminal impersonation.

The convicts, Ogunbayo Peter Oluwatobiloba (aka Racheal Brinkley), Charles Jude Albert, Kolawole Bankole Opeyemi, Bello Tobiloba Abdullahi and Obitokun Olugbade Solomon were found guilty of impersonation, an offence which contravenes section 22(2)(b)(1) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act 2015 and punishable under section 22(2)(b) of the same Act.

Bello and Kolawole were convicted and sentenced to ten months imprisonment each; Ogunbayo, nine months; Obitokun, eight months, while Albert was sentenced to five months in prison.

They had earlier pleaded guilty to their respective charges in line with the conditions of the plea bargain agreement reached with the Commission.

Justice Agomoh also ordered Kolawole to restitute to his victim $5,100. The convict is also to forfeit one iPhone 11 Pro Max and one iPhone 7 plus to the Federal Government.

Bello is also to restitute $200 to his victim through the Federal Government and forfeits one black iPhone 11 to the Federal Government.

Ogunbayo is to restitute $500 and N145, 000 to his victim through the Federal Government.

In the same vein, Albert is to forfeit one iPhone 12, one iPhone 6, one Access Bank ATM card and one Airpod to the Federal Government.

He will pay $400 as restitution to his victim, while Obitokun was ordered to restitute $25 to his victim, and also forfeit one Techno phone to the Federal Government.

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