Court Sentences Two to Jail for Fraud
Two middle aged men, Rasak Olayinka Balogun and Ayodeji Oliwaseun Olatona have been sentenced to jail for internet fraud.
The suspects, who were arraigned separately, pleaded guilty to the one count charge bothering on impersonation preferred against them.
Rasak Olayinka Balogun was sentenced to seven months in jail by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of Federal High Court, Abeokuta.
Aside the jail term, Balogun was also ordered to restitute Four Thousand United States Dollars to his victim, one Mantonia Duncan, and also forfeit his laptop, Samsung Galaxy S8 phone and iPhone 11 Pro Max to the Federal Government.
While Ayodeji Oluwsaeun Olatona, who appeared before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court Ibadan, was sentenced to six months in prison.
He will also restitute Five Hundred United State Dollars to his victim and forfeit his iPhone 7 to the Federal Government.
In a similar development, Justice Peter Lifu of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, has found one Timilehin Awojoodu guilty of criminal impersonation, but reserved his sentence till July 21, 2020.
Besides the conviction, the judge ordered Awojoodu to restitute the sum of Two Thousand, Five Hundred United States Dollars to his victim and forfeit his iPhone 7 and Infinix Hot 7 phone to the government.