EFCC Secures Internet Fraud Convictions
Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, has secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters: Sodiq Oluasegun Adefila, Anifowoshe Babamide and Raqeed Salaudeen Segun.
While Adefila was convicted of impersonation and sentenced to eight months jail term by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan; Anifowoshe and Raqeed were convicted of impersonation and sentenced to six months imprisonment each by Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.
A statement by the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said all the three suspects pleaded guilty to their respective one-count amended charges for the offences which contravene Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (IV) of the same Act.
The statement revealed that apart from the jail term, Adefila was ordered to restitute his victim, one Yolanda Bailey, to the tune of $285 and forfeit an IPhone 6 Plus mobile phone to the Federal government.
Uwujaren, in the statement, said Raqeed was ordered to restitute his victim in the sum of $160 and N6, 000. He also forfeits one IPhone X Max and an Infinix mobile phone to the Federal Government.
“In Anifowoshe’s case, Justice Agomoh ordered that he forfeits one Techno Spark mobile-phone, used in committing the crime, to the Federal Government”, Uwujaren disclosed in the statement.