‘Yahoo’ Offence: EFCC Secures Two Convictions In Abeokuta, One In Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 secured the conviction of Micheal Moyosore Boluwatife, Olasunmade Alex Omotayo and Aborisade Abayomi Emmanuel for fraudulent impersonation.

The trio were prosecuted on separate one count amended charge of fraudulent impersonation, contrary to Section 22 (2) and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cybercrime  (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015.

Emmanuel and Omotayo were prosecuted before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court Abeokuta, while Boluwatife was prosecuted before Justice Uche Adomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.

Boluwatife was jailed five months, while Emmanuel and Omotayo were sentenced to one and two months imprisonment, respectively. 

In addition to the prison terms, the convicts were ordered to pay restitution to their victims.

While Boluwatife was ordered to restitute his victim the sum of USD $1,500 and N336,043.30,  Omotayo was ordered to restitute his victim, Dale Mart, the sum of USD$950. 

Emmanuel was similarly ordered to pay $500 to his victim through the Federal Government.

All items recovered from them were equally ordered forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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