A Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State, presided over by Justice Mohammed Abubakar on Thursday, April 11, 2019 convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters, Gbenga Oduwole and Samson Ogunnowo, to five months and four months in prison, respectively.
The convicts had pleaded guilty to separate one-count charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, which were products of the plea bargain proposed by their lawyers and agreed to by the Commission.
The different charges border on fraud and impersonation.
The EFCC counsel in the respective cases, Shamsudden Bashir and Mabur Mabas, urged the court to accept the plea bargain agreement and convict the defendants, accordingly.
Justice Abubakar consequently convicted and sentenced Oduwole to five months in prison with effect from the date of his arrest, while Ogunnowo bagged four months in prison, also with effect from the date of his arrest.
Again, based on the plea bargain agreement, Oduwole has already refunded the sum of $25 which is to be given to the victim who is based in the United States.
Samson has also restituted the sum of $200 to his victim. He was also ordered to forfeit his iPhone7 to the Federal Government, being part of the benefit he derived from his fraudulent act.
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April 11, 2019