The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, on Thursday, February 3, 2022, secured the conviction of the trio of Bandele Olarenwaju John, Aniyikaye Olumide Oluwatope and Chuks Ezeh Melody before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court and Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the State High Court, Ibadan, for their involvement in internet fraud.
Upon their arraignment today, they pleaded “guilty” to the charges preferred against them by the EFCC.
In view of their pleas, prosecution counsel, Abdulrasheed Lanre Suleiman reviewed the facts of the cases and urged the court to convict and sentence the defendants as charged.
Justice Agomoh thereafter convicted Bandele and sentenced him to nine months imprisonment while Aniyikaye was given a six months jail term.
Justice Adeyemi convicted and sentenced Chuks to one month community service.
Bandele was ordered to give the sum of $780USD (Seven Hundred and Eighty United States Dollars) to his victim.
He was also ordered to forfeit the following items to the Federal Government: one iPhone 6, and two HP Laptops.
The court ordered Aniyikaye to pay the sum of $1,100 (One Thousand One Hundred United States Dollars) in restitution, and forfeits two unregistered Toyota Camry 2008 and 2012 model cars.
The “Vivo and Techno F2 Mobile handsets” recovered from Chuks were equally forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.