Six jailed for internet fraud in Kwara

Six jailed for internet fraud in Kwara


Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced a Civil Engineer, Abeeb Uthman Jasola, to six months imprisonment for offences bordering on cybercrime and retention of proceeds of crime.

Jasola was prosecuted alongside Oladimeji Abubakar Oseni and Victor Anuoluwapo Kayode by the Ilorin Zonal Directorate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on separate charges to which they pleaded guilty.

In a statement on Friday, Head of Media and Publicity for EFCC, Dele Oyewale, said that three other internet fraudsters: Parakoyi Raihan Tobiloba, Morenikeji Mazeed Ayomide and Solihu Abubakar Sodiq were also jailed.

While Justice Olukayode Ariwoola of the Federal High Court in Ilorin jailed Tobiloba, Justice Anyadike of the same court convicted the duo of Ayomide and Solihu.

Jasola was arraigned on a four- count charge bordering on internet fraud, while the other five convicts were arraigned on one-count separate charges each.

They all pleaded guilty to their charges when they were read to them.

Based on their pleas, prosecution counsel, Innocent Mbachie, Aliyu Adebayo prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

Justice Anyadike sentenced Jasola to two months imprisonment on each of the four counts with an option of N200,000 on each count.

In the same vein, Oseni and Kayode were convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment each with an option of fine of N200,000 each.

The court ordered that their phones including the sum of N500,000 and the title documents of a landed property recovered from Jasola be forfeited to the Federal Government.

Justice Anyadike also convicted and sentenced Ayomide and Solihu to twelve months imprisonment each with an option of N200,000 and N300, 000 respectively.

The court also ordered that their phones including a car recovered from Solihu be forfeited to the Federal Government.




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