Federal High Court Sentences Engineer, Five Others For Internet Fraud In Ilorin

Date: 15-06-2024 11:52 am (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 15-06-2024 11:52 AM (1 month ago)

Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court in Ilorin has handed down sentences to five individuals convicted of cybercrime and retention of proceeds of crime, following their arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The convicted individuals include Civil Engineer Abeeb Uthman Jasola, Oladimeji Abubakar Oseni, Victor Anuoluwapo Kayode, Parakoyi Raihan Tobiloba, Morenikeji Mazeed Ayomide, and Solihu Abubakar Sodiq. They were prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal Directorate of the EFCC on various charges related to internet fraud.

Jasola, accused of taking possession of N3,330,500.00 transferred into his bank account between January 2021 and December 2022, was sentenced to six months imprisonment on four counts. His sentence includes an option of N200,000 fine per count. Additionally, the court ordered the forfeiture of his phones, N500,000 in cash, and title documents of a landed property to the Federal Government.

Oseni and Kayode received similar sentences of six months imprisonment each, also with the option of a N200,000 fine per count.

Ayomide and Solihu, convicted on separate charges, were sentenced to twelve months imprisonment each, with Ayomide having an option of N200,000 per count and Solihu N300,000 per count. Their phones and a car recovered from Solihu were ordered forfeited to the Federal Government.

Meanwhile, Tobiloba was sentenced to six months probation by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola of the same court. As part of his probation, Tobiloba must swear an affidavit of good conduct and report to the Chief Registrar of the court every last Thursday of the month for the next six months. The judge warned that any further offence during this period would result in maximum punishment.

All the convicts pleaded guilty to their charges, prompting the prosecution counsel to request their conviction and sentencing.

The sentences highlight the judiciary's commitment to combating cybercrime and ensuring that offenders face the consequences of their actions, as part of efforts to maintain law and order in the society.

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