Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court 12, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Friday, November 5, 2021, convicted four internet fraudsters of charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and impersonation, contrary to section 419 and 484 of the Criminal Code law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The convicts are: Adekanbi Babatunde Aliu, Agoba Monday Fred, Oyetunji Salam Korede (aka Yessenia E. Delgado) and Ogbonna Friday.
They pleaded guilty to their respective amended one count charge.
Based on their pleas, prosecution counsel, Murtala Usman, Abdulrasheed Lanre Suleman and Marbas Mabur prayed the court to convict and sentence them.
The court consequently convicted them as charged and sentenced Adekanbi to six months imprisonment. Agoba and Ogbonna were convicted and sentenced to five months in prison each while Oyetunji bagged one month jail term.
Ogbonna was ordered by the court to restitute the total sum of $1,200USD (One Thousand Two Hundred United States Dollars) to his victim: David Govann through EFCC. He also forfeits the sum of N259, 914.62(Two Hundred and Fifty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Fourteen Naira Sixty Two Kobo) in his bank account and one iPhone 12 pro max mobile phone to the Federal government of Nigeria.
Oyetunji was ordered by the court to restitute the sum of $2,550USD (Two Thousand, Five Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) being money he benefited from his crime to the Federal government of Nigeria. He is also to forfeit a Toyota Camry, Macbook Air Laptop and one iPhone 12 Promax mobile phone to the Federal government of Nigeria.
Agoba was ordered to restitute the sum of $1,300USD (One Thousand Three Hundred United States Dollars) to his victim: Larie Maynard through the EFCC. The convict is also to forfeit the sum of N115, 923:37 (One Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three Naira Thirty Seven Kobo) domiciled in his bank account to the Federal government through the EFCC.
Adekanbi was ordered to restitute the sum of $200USD (Two Hundred United States Dollars) to his victim, one Elisha Billie, through the Federal Government of Nigeria and also forfeits the sum of N917, 381:86 (Nine Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty One Naira and Eighty Six kobo) domiciled in his bank account to the Federal Government.
The convict is to further forfeit one Iphone XR mobile phone and one Apple iwatch to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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