Court Jails Four Internet Fraudsters In Abeokuta


Justices Mohammed Abubakar and Ibrahim Watilat, of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, convicted and sentenced four internet fraudsters, on a different one count charges, bordering on impersonation, aiding and abetting of frauds.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, separately arraigned the convicts on separate counts.

After the charges were read to the convicts, they pleaded guilty to their respective one-count charges.

And upon their guilty pleas , prosecution counsels, Chidi Okoli and Sanusi Galadanchi, told the court to convict them, accordingly.

The court convicted Lukeman Salami, Oludare Sunday Odufuye, Ibrahim Popoola and Waliu Popoola.

All the convicts were found guilty of impersonation, aiding and abetting and sentenced them to various jail terms in criminal charges separately filed against them.

Justice Abubakar convicted and sentenced Waliu and Ibrahim to six months (6), imprisonment, each with an option of N20, 000 fines.

Similarly, Justice Watilat convicted and sentenced Salami to four months (4), imprisonment with an option of N100, 000 fines; while Odufuye, who was convicted for aiding and abetting, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment with an option of N300, 000, fines.

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

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