EFCC: Court jails 3 Internet fraudsters in Oyo

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Command says it has secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters, Sodiq Adefila, Anifowoshe Babamide and Raqeed Segun.

Adefila, who was accused of impersonation, was sentenced to eight months jail term by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.

Anifowoshe and Raqeed were convicted for impersonation and sentenced to six months imprisonment each by Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.

The three accused persons were said to have contravened Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act, 2015, punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (IV) of the same Act.

The three accused persons pleaded guilty to the separate amended charges brought against them.

Adefila was ordered to restitute his victim, one Yolanda Bailey, to the tune of $285, and forfeited an iPhone 6 Plus mobile phone to the Federal Government.

Similarly, Raqeed was asked to restitute his victim in the sums of $160 and another N6,000. He also forfeited one iPhone X Max and an Infinix mobile phone to the Federal Government.

Agomoh ordered Anifowoshe to forfeit his Techno Spark mobile-phone to the Federal Government.