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Six Ibadan internet fraudsters imprisoned

 Six Ibadan internet fraudsters imprisoned

A Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State convicted six internet fraudsters on separate one count charge each for criminal impersonation.

The offence contravenes Section 22 (2) (b) (1) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (b) of the same Act.

The convicts are: Wahab Akintola Salam, Alonge Abiodun Ayomide, Adeyinka Goodness Taiwo, Adeniran Ayobami Tijesunimi, Dolapo Temitope Oladele, and Mubarak Opeyemi Balogun.

They all pleaded “guilty” to the charges preferred against them upon arraignment 15 February.

Afterwards, the prosecution counsel, Oluwatoyin Oladunni reviewed the facts of the cases and urged the court to convict and sentence them as charged.

Justice Uche Agomoh convicted and sentenced Adeyinka Goodness Taiwo and Dolapo Temitope Oladele to ten months imprisonment each.

Agomoh sentenced Alonge Abiodun Ayomide and Adeniran Tijesunimi to seven months imprisonment each.

Wahab Akintola and Mubarak Opeyemi Balogun bagged six months imprisonment each.

Also, the court ordered that Mubarak Opeyemi Balogun restitute the sum of N627, 177 domiciled in his bank account, and forfeit one iPhone 12 Pro Max mobile phone to the Federal government of Nigeria.

Adeyinka Goodness Taiwo was ordered to pay N1, 051, 051. in restitution as he forfeited one iPhone 11Pro Max and one Infinix Hot 8 mobile phones to the Federal government.

Dolapo Temitope Oladele forfeited an Android mobile phone while Alonge Abiodun Ayomide was ordered to restitute the sum of $100USD.

The court also ordered that Adeniran Tijesunimi restitute $550USD and forfeit one iPhone X, an Infinix Smart phone, one gold ring, and one 2005 Model Honda Accord Car to the Federal government of Nigeria.

Wahab Akintola was ordered to pa $1,250USD and forfeit one iPhone 12 Pro Max mobile phone to the Federal government of Nigeria.

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