The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal office, on Tuesday November 19, 2019 secured the conviction of five persons for offences  bordering on internet fraud and related offences.


All the defendants were convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment in  separate charges brought against them before Justices Sikiru Oyinloye and Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

The convicts are, Olamide Ijisesan, Ogundowole Tolulope, Abdullahi Abubakar, Chilaka Dickson and Olayiwola Azeez.

Among all the defendants,  only Ogundowole Tolulope was convicted by Justice Oyinloye while others were convicted by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar.

The Charge against one of the convicts reads  "That you, Olamide Ijisesan ( alias Javier Cheryl) sometime in April 2016, at Ilorin,  Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court cheated by pretending to be one Javier Cheryl, a white Caucasian female with gmail account,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and fraudulently induced one Javier Hernandez to deliver the cumulative sum of $350 ( Three hundred and fifty United States Dollars) to you and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 325 of the Penal Code law "
              
All the suspects pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them.

Prosecuting counsel, Blessing Akinsola told the courts that the defendants approached the Commission for plea bargain and urged the Judge to convict them in line with the plea bargain agreement.

All the defence counsel confirmed the position of the prosecution.

The courts consequently convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment.

Items recovered from them, including   phones, Laptops were ordered forfeited to the Federal Government.

The sentence is without option of fine.

 


                                            

 Media & Publicity
 19 November, 2019