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EFCC secures conviction of five internet fraudsters

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
30 October 2021   |   1:11 am
The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters. Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan...

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters.
Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, convicted the Internet fraudsters for criminal impersonation.

The convicts, Ogunbayo Peter Oluwatobiloba (aka Rachael Brinkley), Charles Jude Albert, Kolawole Bankole Opeyemi, Bello Tobiloba Abdullahi and Obitokun Olugbade Solomon were found guilty of impersonation, an offence which contravenes Section 22(2)(b)(1) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 22(2)(b) of the same Act.

Bello and Kolawole were convicted and sentenced to 10 months imprisonment each; Ogunbayo will serve a nine months term while Obitokun and Albert will serve an eight and five months jail term respectively.

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

Justice Agomoh also ordered Kolawole to restitute his victim the sum of $5,100USD. The convict is also to forfeit one iPhone 11 Pro Max and one iPhone 7 plus to the Federal Government. Bello was also ordered to restitute the sum of $200USD to his victim through the Federal Government and forfeit one black iPhone 11 to the Federal Government.

Ogunbayo was ordered to restitute the sum of $500USD and N145, 000 to his victim through the Federal Government. Also, Albert forfeited one iPhone 12, one iPhone 6, one Access Bank ATM card and one Airpod to the Federal Government.

He was ordered to pay the sum of $400USD as restitution to his victim while Obitokun was ordered to restitute the sum of $25USD to his victim, and also forfeit one Techno phone to the Federal Government.

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