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EFCC convicts six for cybercrime in Ilorin

THE Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command on Monday, March 14, 2022, secured the conviction of six persons for offences bordering on cybercrime, personation, and other internet-related fraud.

 

The Convicts are Adeshina Wasiu, a welder based in Offa; Hammed Akorede Hammed, who currently operates a barbing salon in Offa; Komolafe Shina David from Ilesha East Local Government Area of Osun State; Fatimehin Kayode from Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State; Adetoye Damilare Timilehin from Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State and Adebayo Ridwan Abiola from Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.

 

The defendants, who were prosecuted on separate charges before Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, pleaded guilty to their respective charges.

 

Following their guilty pleas, Innocent Mbachie, Aliyu Adebayo, and Rasheedat Alao who prosecuted the cases on behalf of the EFCC tendered iPhones, laptops, extra-judicial statements of the defendants, and several incriminating documents printed out of their devices and were admitted in evidence as exhibits.

 

The prosecuting counsel thereafter urged the court to convict the defendants as charged.

 

In his judgment on the cases, Justice Sani said the prosecution had successfully established the cases against the defendants and pronounced each of them guilty of their respective charges.

 

The judge sentenced Wasiu to six months imprisonment with an option of fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only) and ordered that the iPhone 11 pro max which the convict used to perpetrate the crime as well as the sum of $50 (Fifty United States Dollars), which he raised as restitution be forfeited to the Federal Government.

 

The court also sentenced Hammed to six months imprisonment with an option of a fine of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only). The convict was ordered to forfeit the iPhone S plus which he used to perpetrate the crime and restitute his victim of $100 (One Hundred United States Dollars

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