EFCC convicts 15 internet fraudsters in Ibadan
Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured fifteen convictions before different justices of the Federal and State high courts in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The convicts are Faruq Kayode Jimoh Olowogaba, Bashiru Farouq Olamide, Ajileye Francis Mayowa, Ogundayo Saheed Dayo, Ayodeji Tosin Dada, Wasiu Sodiq Anuoluwapo, Sodiq Adeniyi Idris, Ogoluwa Ayomide Olasupo, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Odeku Titobioluwa, Oyebisi Damilola Olalekan, Boluwatife Ayobami Akinniyi, Samson Ojo, Adegbemi Segun Akanfe and Habeeb Ajani Abdullahi.
According to a statement from the Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects were prosecuted before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court and Justices Ladiran Akintola and Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court on separate one-count charges bordering on impersonation.
Uwujare said “the defendants pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them.
“Justice Agomoh sentenced Ogundayo to nine months jail term; Dada, Anuoluwapo and Akinniyi, eight months imprisonment each while Olalekan and Ojo were sentenced to seven and three months respectively.
“Justice Akintola sentenced Abdullahi to twenty four months imprisonment; Ogoluwa and Ekundayo, ten months each while Ajileye was jailed six months.
“Justice Adeyemi sentenced Idris and Akanfe to six months community service, while Odeku was sentenced to five months community service. Jimoh and Bashiru were sentenced to three months community service.
Uwujaren revealed that the convicts were to restitute their various victims and forfeit the items recovered from them to the Federal Government.