Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, convicted and sentenced the duo of Olalekan Faruk Opeyemi and Abiodun Emmanuel Olalekan on a separate one count charge each for criminal impersonation, contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000 and punishable under same Act.

The charge against Olalekan reads: “That you, Olalekan Faruk Opeyemi “M” sometime in September, 2021 in Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, did falsely represented yourself as Linda Kate, an American woman, while using the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence of impersonation contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.”

The charge against Abiodun reads: “That you, Abiodun Emmanuel Olalekan ‘M’ on or about the 30th day of March, 2022 at Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, did falsely represented yourself as Sara Hill, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence of impersonation contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.”

The defendants who were arraigned by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC, pleaded guilty to the charges.

Following their pleas, Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced Olalekan to six months imprisonment and Abiodun, six months community service.

In addition, the judge ordered that the convicts restitute their victims and forfeit to the Federal Government, all items recovered from them.

 


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5 July, 2022