No fewer than six internet fraudsters met their waterloo after they were convicted of fraudulent impersonation by both Federal High Courts sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, and Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The convicts bagged close to three years jail terms after they were arraigned before the courts by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Delivering her judgment on Monday, Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, convicted five of the fraudsters identified as Josiah Olafuyi; Abdul-Salam Abubakar; Blessing Opeyemi Omoyajowo, Bolaji John Alegbe, and Olawale Ayorinde Abdulaliyu, for fraudulent impersonation.
Abdulaliyu was sentenced to three months imprisonment; Olafuyi got four months; Abubakar and Omoyajowo got six months each, while Alegbe bagged seven months jail term.
Also, the sixth convict, Aremu Oluwatosin Akindele, was tried by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, and sentenced to 11 months imprisonment, which takes effect from September 1, 2019, when he was arrested.
Aside from the prison terms, the convicts are to restitute their respective victims, through the Federal Government the sums of money they defrauded them, as well as forfeit to the government, all items recovered from them.
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The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, June 29, 2020, secured the conviction of six internet fraudsters.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) June 30, 2020