Kwara High Court jails 3 students for Cybercrime 

A High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, has jailed a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho and two others over offences bordering on cybercrime.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye on Friday found guilty and jailed Omotosho Samuel, 21; Abass Lawal, a 200-level student of Kwara State University (KWASU) Molete and one Olajide Taofeek Adegoke for one year and six months each.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned the trio on separate charges of two counts each, to which they pleaded guilty.

In his judgment, Justice Oyinloye said the court relied on the evidence of the prosecution, the plea of guilt entered by the defendants and the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses, which were not challenged or controverted by the defendants.

Consequently, Justice Oyinloye further awarded a fine option of N200,000 against Omotosho and the forfeiture to the federal government of the sums of $1,350 and N929,389  domiciled in the convict’s Guaranty Trust Bank account.

Similarly, Justice Oyinloye sentenced Abbas to one year imprisonment each on the two counts preferred against him, which would run concurrently with N50,000 option of fine each.

In the same vein, Olajide was sentenced to one year imprisonment on count one with an option of a fine of N100,000 and two years imprisonment on count two with an option of fine of N3,107,215.

Daily Trust

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