The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of four internet fraudsters before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on separate one count charge each.
The convicts are: Owolabi Quadri Damilola, Okeowo Sunday Olakunle, Fidimaye Habeeb Olanrewaju and Oluwalomola Emmanuel Oluwafemi.
They were arraigned for fraudulent representation, an offence which is contrary to Section 22 (2) and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act 2015.
Upon their arraignment, they pleaded “guilty” to the charges preferred against them.
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Mabas Mabur prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants as charged.
Justice Agomoh thereafter, convicted and sentenced Owolabi Quadri Damilola to nine months imprisonment; Okeowo Sunday Olakunle to eight months imprisonment; Fidimaye Habeeb Olanrewaju to six months jail term, and Oluwalomola Emmanuel to five months imprisonment.
The court also ordered that the convicts pay the sum of N1, 001, 457.78 (One Million, One thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty Seven Naira, Seventy Eighty Kobo) and $1500 USD (One Thousand United States Dollars) in restitution.
Also, one red Hyundai Velostar car, five phones and one black Series 6 Smart wristwatch were ordered forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.