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Internet fraud: EFCC secures conviction of two undergraduates, four others

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it has secured the conviction and sentencing of two undergraduates of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, and four others to various jail terms for their involvement in internet fraud, DAILY POST reports.informationguideNigeria

EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

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He said the undergraduates, Gbolahan Khalid Adesina and Perekebena Olombeni Micah, were docked separately before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, on one count, while others were arraigned before Justices O.A. Adetujoye and S.O. Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, also on a separate charge.

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The other four convicts, according to Oyewale, include Sholagbade Taofeek Olanrewaju, Qudus Olohunnoyin Baba, Akinpelu Quadri Opeyemi and John Oluwafimihan Adeyemo.

The convicts impersonated foreigners and defrauded their victims through false identities. They were found guilty and sentenced to various jail terms.NYSC Portal

Justice Ayo-Emmanuel convicted and sentenced Adesina and Micah to one-year imprisonment each without the option of a fine, while Olanrewaju, Atanda, Opeyemi and Adeyemo bagged two weeks of community service each.JAMB Result

The convicts were ordered to restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.JAMB Portal

He said the convicts bagged their imprisonment when they were arrested by operatives of the EFCC for internet-related offences.

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