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Six jailed for internet fraud in Ogun

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office has secured the conviction of six internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The convicts are Ibrahim Adenekan, Akinniyi Bankole Ojumu, Amoo Hammeed Olamide, Oshoala Abayomi Ganiu, Opaaje Oluwatobi Isiah and Ibukun Sunday.

While Ibrahim, Akinniyi, Oshoala, Opaaje and Ibukun were found guilty by Justice Mohammed Abubakar, Amoo was convicted by Justice Ibrahim Watilat. They were all found guilty of the respective one-count amended charges filed to replace the original charges against them, having reached a plea bargain agreement with the Commission.

Ibrahim and Opaaje pleaded guilty to fraudulent impersonation, while Akinniyi was found guilty of sending pornographic and indecent pictures. Each of them bagged three months jail to start from their respective days of arrest.

Besides the jail term, the convicts were ordered to pay back their victims the money they fraudulently obtained from them and also to forfeit all the items recovered from them to the Federal Government.


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