EFCC Convicts Three Internet Fraudsters in Ibadan, Abeokuta

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of three cybercriminals named Salaudeen Yunusa Olamilekan, Tobiloba Isiah Seyi Adams and Toheeb Olalekan Adeleye.

According to a statement by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, while Olamilekan and Adams were convicted and sentenced to various jail terms before Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan; Justice A.A. Babawale of the Ogun State High Court, sitting in Abeokuta convicted Adeleye.

The convicts were prosecuted by the EFCC between March 6, 2023 and March 30, 2023 on separate one count charge each. They all pleaded “guilty” when the charges were read to them.

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Consequently, prosecution counsels reviewed the facts of the cases, tendered several documents that were admitted in evidence and urged the courts to convict and sentenced the defendants as charged.

While Adeleye was convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment, Salaudeen was convicted and sentenced to a fine of N40,000.

Adams was on the other hand, convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment. He was, however, given an option of fine of N50,000 only.

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In the meantime, the courts have ordered that the convicts restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.


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