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66 Internet scammers bag jail terms in Ibadan

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
28 September 2022   |   2:38 am
An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has convicted and sentenced 66 Internet fraudsters to various jail terms, ranging from two weeks, four months and six months of community service to ten months imprisonment.

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has convicted and sentenced 66 Internet fraudsters to various jail terms, ranging from two weeks, four months and six months of community service to ten months imprisonment.
   
The convicts were arraigned before Justices Olusola Adetujoye, Bayo Taiwo and Ladiran Akintola on separate one-count charge, bordering on cyber crimes, between Monday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 21, 2022 and were prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).  
     
The convicts all pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to them individually. Consequently, the prosecution prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.
 
The courts convicted and sentenced them to various jail terms, some two weeks, others four months, six months of community service, and some to ten months imprisonment. 
   
The courts also ordered that they restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The convicts were arrested by operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC, for diverse Internet-related offences.