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Two Artisans Convicted In Ibadan

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office has secured the conviction of 1 Ibidapo Temitope Emmanuel earlier than Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan on a two-count cost bordering on acquiring cash underneath false pretence.

The 27-year-old dressmaker was arrested with a syndicate of web fraudsters after the Commission obtained intelligence on their alleged involvement in web fraud, by which they obtained monies from unsuspecting foreigners.

The defendant, following a plea cut price with the Commission, pleaded responsible to the two-count cost most well-liked towards him by the EFCC.
Prosecution counsel, Mabas Mabur prayed the Court to convict him accordingly.
Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced him to a few months of neighborhood service with impact from March 31, 2021.

The Court additionally ordered the convict to restitute to his sufferer the sum of $400USD (Four Hundred United States Dollars) and forfeit an iPhone 6 and one Itel cellphones to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Similarly, Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Lamidi Ademola Qudus to one-month neighborhood service for an offence bordering on acquiring cash underneath false pretence.

The offence is opposite to Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The 22-year-old barber was arrested on January 20, 2021, for alleged web fraud. He was subsequently arraigned on March 16, 2021, and remanded on the Nigerian Correctional Facility, Abolongo pending the listening to of his bail software.

At right this moment’s sitting, the defendant was re-arraigned on a bit of amended info following a plea cut price settlement with the Commission. He pleaded responsible to the amended cost.

In view of his plea, Justice Adeyemi discovered him responsible as charged and sentenced him to one-month neighborhood service with impact from March 31, 2021.

He can also be to restitute his sufferer the sum of $472.92 USD (Four Hundred and Seventy-Two Dollars Ninety-Two Cents) by the EFCC.

He was equally ordered to forfeit one iPhone X and one Itel cellphones to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The defendant posing as Sharon Toliver, a Caucasian, allegedly obtained the sum of $472.92 USD (Four Hundred and Seventy-Two United States Dollars, Ninety-Two Cents) by reward playing cards from one Charlie Anderson with whom he had supposedly fallen in love and was able to tie the knot.

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