The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, secured the conviction of the duo of Nicholas Ferdinand Paul and Babatunde Joshua Omotayo separate charges which bordered on impersonation before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State and Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun State.

The offence is contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (1) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) of the same Act.
Upon their arraignment, they both pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them.

Consequently, the prosecution counsel urged the court to convict and sentenced them as charged after the facts of case were reviewed and indicting documents tendered in evidence before the court.

Justice Agomoh convicted and sentenced Nicholas to one year imprisonment while Babatunde bagged three months jail term.
Also, the convicts were ordered to restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them the Federal Government of Nigeria

 

Media & Publicity
29 April, 2022