The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Command on Tuesday secured the conviction of four Internet fraudsters: Oseni Abolore Ismail, Popoola Samuel Ayomide, Shorinola Oluwatobiloba Michael, and Akindele Kabiru Johnson Hammed.
Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun State in his judgment convicted the four persons with varying jail terms.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Head, Media & Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Each of the convicts pleaded guilty to a one-count amended charge of impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (IV) of the same Act.
While Popoola and Shorinola were sentenced to six months imprisonment, Akindele and Oseni bagged four and five months jail term respectively.
Akindele was ordered to return the sum of N4, 630,000 (Four Million Six Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) to his victim. He as well forfeits a Lenovo Laptop, an Apple MacBook Pro Laptop, one Ipad, an iPhone 12 Pro Max, and one Huawei Android phone to the Federal Government.
Similarly, Oseni was ordered to make restitution to his victim in the sum of $160USD (One Hundred and Sixty United States Dollars) and forfeits one iPhone XS Max mobile phone to the Federal Government.
The court also ordered Popoola to pay back his victim, one David Ivy the sum of $1,000 (One Thousand United States Dollars). The convict also forfeits his Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max to the Federal government of Nigeria.
Shinrola was ordered to pay his victim the sum of N1, 400,000 (One Million Four Hundred Thousand Naira) and N1, 020,036.63(One Million, Twenty Thousand, Thirty-Six Naira, Sixty Three Kobo) domiciled in his Zenith Bank Account.
He also forfeits his one Hp Laptop, one Samsung S9 Plus, one iPhone12, one Bolt WiFi, and $10USD being the amount he benefited from the fraud.