The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ilorin Zonal Command, on Monday, 6th of November, 2023, secured the conviction and sentencing of two internet fraudsters, identified as Tijani Olasunkanmi and Soneye Abiodun before Justice Adebayo Yusuf of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State.
They were jailed after pleading guilty to a separate charge, bordering on internet fraud, brought against them by the commission.
The anti-graft made this known on the commission’s Facebook account on Wednesday, 8th of November, 2023.
The defendants pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to them.
In view of their pleas, prosecution counsel Isabel Adeniran prayed the court to sentence and convict the defendants accordingly.
The post read,
“Justice Yusuf thereafter convicted and sentenced Olasunkanmi to six months imprisonment without an option of fine.
“He equally forfeited a Lexus RX350 Sports Utility Vehicle, iPhone 14 Promax and a MacBook laptop to the Federal Government.
“Similarly, the judge convicted and sentenced Abiodun to six months imprisonment with an option of a fine of N50,000.
“He also forfeited an iPhone 6+ and the sum of N220,000 to the Federal Government.
“Additionally, the convict was ordered to restitute the sum of $180 to his victim.
“The convicts began their journey to the Correctional Centre when operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Command, arrested them for internet-related offences.
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