Crime

Court Convicts Five Internet Fraudsters in Ibadan

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, convicted five internet fraudsters over impersonation.

The convicts are: Omosehin Sina, Yusuf Olajide Bello, Olowosogba Olamilekan Samson, Bakare Omolayo Toheed and Sodiq Oluwasegun Adefila

They pleaded guilty to their respective charges in line with the conditions of the plea bargain agreement with the Commission.

Based on their pleas, prosecution counsel, Ben Ubi and Chidi Okoli invited Umara Uyah, Nafiu Sa’ad and Usman Babangida Mohammed to review facts of the case as witnesses.

The court consequently convicted them as charged and sentenced Omosehin and Olowosogba to four years jail term each, while Yusuf earned eighteen months jail term.

Bakare was sentenced to four months while Adefila bagged three months imprisonment. Their sentence however takes effect from their dates of arrest.

The convicts are to restitute sundry sums to their victims and also forfeit the items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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