Crime Judiciary

Federal Court Convicts Two For Impersonation

Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, convicted  Komolafe Ololade Olajide and  Olaniyi Joshua Omobolaji for impersonation. 

They were convicted on separate count charge of impersonation preferred against them by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Komolafe, 30, who claims to be a graduate of computer science from Osun State University was arrested on January 22, 2021. 

In the course of investigation, a number of incriminating documents were recovered from his email.

Upon arraignment on an amended charge after a plea agreement, he pleaded ‘guilty’.

Justice Abubakar thereafter convicted and sentenced Komolafe to six months imprisonment with an option of Three Hundred Thousand Naira fine.

Apart from his conviction, komolafe was also ordered to restitute a total sum of One Million, Three Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eight Naira Eighty-five kobo.

The Court equally ordered the forfeiture of his iPhone 12, Samsung S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phones; one MacBook, one Toyota Corolla 2008 model, one Toyota Venza 2013 model, and one Toyota Camry 2013 model cars; and a 4 bedroom bungalow.   

Similarly, Justice Mohammed Abubakar convicted and sentenced Olaniyi to four months imprisonment with an option of One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine. 

He was equally ordered to forfeit a Samsung A51mobile phone and a Lexus ES 330 car to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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