The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters in Ibadan, Oyo State, capital.
Convicted and sentenced by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, are Temitope Joel Adepoju and Toba Agbanah on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and Thursday, July 9, 2020 and respectively.
The Judge handed Adepoju eight months prison term for one-count of criminal impersonation, and additionally ordered that he forfeits $2,775 (Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Five United States Dollars) and all items recovered from him to the Federal government, while Agbanah got six months imprisonment for one-count charge of the same offence.
Apart from the jail term, Agbanah was also ordered to restitute a total sum of N12,104,753.93k (Twelve Million, One Hundred and Four Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty-Three Naira, Ninety-Three kobo) to his victims and to forfeit his laptops, expensive phones, electronics to the Federal government.
Justice Joyce Malik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division, also convicted and sentenced Yomi Rilwan Olasupo to 10 months imprisonment after finding him guilty of fraudulent impersonation, leveled against him by the Commission’s Ibadan Zonal Office.