Two Undergraduates Among Six Convicted by EFCC for Internet Fraud

Two Undergraduates Among Six Convicted by EFCC for Internet Fraud

Cursory: The EFCC in Ibadan convicted two OAU students and four others for internet fraud. They defrauded victims using false identities. See full details…

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced that it has successfully prosecuted and obtained convictions for two students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and four others involved in internet fraud.

According to EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale, the undergraduates, Gbolahan Khalid Adesina and Perekebena Olombeni Micah, were individually charged before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, on one count, while the remaining defendants were arraigned before Justices O.A. Adetujoye and S.O. Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, each on separate charges.

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The other four convicts, as mentioned by Oyewale, are Sholagbade Taofeek Olanrewaju, Qudus Olohunnoyin Baba, Akinpelu Quadri Opeyemi, and John Oluwafimihan Adeyemo.

These individuals assumed false identities of foreigners to defraud their victims, resulting in their convictions and varied prison sentences.

Justice Ayo-Emmanuel sentenced Adesina and Micah to one year in prison each without the option of a fine, while Olanrewaju, Atanda, Opeyemi, and Adeyemo received two weeks of community service each.

Additionally, the convicts were instructed to reimburse their victims and surrender all seized items to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Their convictions stemmed from their arrest by EFCC operatives for internet-related crimes.

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