Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, has convicted and sentenced five internet fraudsters to different terms of imprisonment.
The convicts are: Jacob Emmanuel, Usman Teminu, Akerele Olugbenga, Abdulrazaq Ikoojo Ahmed and Idemudia Ohyakilome Christian.
They were jailed on Monday, September 26, 2022, after pleading guilty to separate count charges, bordering on cybercrime and possession of fraudulent funds.
Count two of the charge against Emmanuel reads:
The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a 53 -year old civil servant: Oyawoye R. Olajumoke Fafemi, for allegedly defrauding 23 (twenty three) church members seeking employment.
Fafemi, a staff of Kwara State Ministry of Finance, was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Sani of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ilorin on Monday, September 26, 2022 on four -count charges, bordering on employment and Hajj pilgrimage scam.
The defendant was accused of collecting various sums of money from 23 members of the Christ Apostolic Church in Offa, Kwara State, under the guise of helping them secure employment in the Kwara State Civil Service Commission and Federal Government Parastatals.
Justices Efe Ikponwonba and M. Itsueli of Edo State High Court, sitting in Benin-City, have convicted and sentenced eight internet fraudsters to sixteen ( 16) years imprisonment.
They were convicted on Monday, September 26, 2022 and Tuesday, September 27, 2022, after pleading guilty to one-count separate charge, bordering on possession of documents containing false pretence, fraudulent misrepresentation and impersonation.
The convicts are: Nosa Osasuyi, Osayande Prosper, Egwabor Jim Uloma, Enofe Macaulay, Ige Damilola Oluwaseun, Omotehinse Joshua Oriade, Rawlings Nnaomi Nwabunwanne and Temitayo Temenu Temitope.
While Justice Ikpomwonba convicted Osasuyi, Prosper and Uloma, Nwabunwanne and Temitope, Macaulay, Oluwaseun and Oriade were convicted by Justice Itsueli.