The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command has secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state.
They pleaded guilty to separate charges bordering on fraudulent impersonation with intent to defraud.
The convicts are Gbadeyinka Abeeb Adeyemi who claims to be a student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Omolafe Olakunle Banjo (aka Ronald Siegal); Ojuade Oluwafemi (aka Mary Reese); Ogundeji Bolaji Ibrahim (aka Allison Katte) and Oketunbi kayode Moses.
In view of their pleas, Justice Agomoh convicted all five defendants and sentenced them as follows:
Gbadeyinka, eight months imprisonment with an order to restitute his victim, one John Stones, the sum of $1,000USD through the EFCC.
He is to also forfeit one iPhone 12 mobile phone and one Toyota Camry car, being proceeds of crime to the Federal Government.
Omolafe was sentenced to seven months imprisonment. The court ordered him to pay his victim, one Jelema Kraus, the sum of $950USD and the balance of the sum of N90, 155:30 domiciled in his bank account.
He is also to forfeit one Hp Laptop, one itel mobile phone and one Toyota Matrix car to the Federal government.
Ojuade bagged seven months imprisonment even as the court ordered that he restitute his victim, one Herbert Hacket, the total sum of $400USD through the EFCC. He also forfeits one iPhone 6 mobile phone to the Federal Government.
Ogundeji and Oketunbi were sentenced to six and five months imprisonment each, and ordered to restitute their victims the sums of $425USD respectively through the EFCC.
In addition, Ojuade is to forfeit one iPhone mobile phone to the Federal Government.
The court further order that the convicts are to undertake to be of good behaviour after serving their jail terms