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EFCC secures conviction of four internet fraudsters in Ibadan

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
07 November 2021   |   3:05 am
The Oyo State High Court 12, sitting in Ibadan, has convicted four Internet fraudsters of charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and impersonation, contrary to Section 419

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The Oyo State High Court 12, sitting in Ibadan, has convicted four Internet fraudsters of charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and impersonation, contrary to Section 419 and 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The convicts, who were dragged before Justice Adeyemi by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), are Adekanbi Babatunde Aliu, Agoba Monday Fred, Oyetunji Salam Korede (aka Yessenia E. Delgado) and Ogbonna Friday.

They pleaded guilty to their respective amended one-count charge.

Based on their pleas, Prosecution Counsel, Murtala Usman, Abdulrasheed Lanre Suleman and Marbas Mabur prayed the court to convict and sentence them.

The court, consequently, convicted them as charged and sentenced Adekanbi to six months imprisonment.

Agoba and Ogbonna were convicted and sentenced to five months in prison each, while Oyetunji bagged a one-month jail term.

Ogbonna was ordered by the court to restitute $1,200USD to his victim: David Govann through EFCC. He also forfeited N259, 914.62 in his bank account and one iPhone 12 Promax mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Oyetunji was ordered by the court to restitute $2,550USD being money he benefitted from his crime to the Federal government. He is also to forfeit a Toyota Camry, Macbook Air Laptop and one iPhone 12 Promax mobile phone to the Federal government of Nigeria.

Agoba was ordered to restitute $1,300USD to his victim: Larie Maynard through the EFCC. The convict is also to forfeit N115, 923:37 domiciled in his bank account to the Federal Government through the EFCC.

Adekanbi was ordered to restitute $200USD to his victim, one Elisha Billie, through the Federal Government of Nigeria and also forfeits N917, 381:86 domiciled in his bank account to the Federal Government.

The convict is to further forfeit one iPhone XR mobile phone and one Apple iWatch to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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