An Oyo State High Court, Ibadan on Friday, July 29, 2022 convicted and sentenced nine cybercriminals to six months community service each for impersonation and obtaining by false pretence, contrary to Section 484 and 419 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The convicts are Lateef Adedeji Sulaiman, Iliasu Azeez Olajuwon, Adebanji Ayomide Idowu, Joseph Timileyin Evbosaru, Ademola Azeez Taiwo, Hassan Warith Ademola, Idowu Babatunde Awojulu, Olagoke Olalekan Bayo and Victor John Enya.
Upon their arraignments on one count charge each before Justice Bayo Taiwo, they all pleaded “guilty” to the charges filed against them by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In view of their pleas, prosecution Counsel, Chidi Okoli and Shamsuddeen Bashir prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.
Consequently, Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced them to six months community service each.
Also, the court ordered the convicts to restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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1 August, 2022