Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin zonal office, on Monday, secured conviction of one Enoch Oluyode, who was prosecuted on offences bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related offences.
Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin convicted and sentenced Oluyode to six months imprisonment after finding him guilty of the one-count amended charge levelled against him by the antigraft agency.
Count one of the charge reads: “That you, Enoch Oluyode (Alias; John Donnna) sometime in October, 2019 at Ilorin within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did attempt to cheat by personation, when you pretended to be one John Donnna, a white caucasian vide Gmail account: email@example.com and in that guise communicated with one Colin Wison vide Hangout with Colin Wilson, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code”.
The convict had earlier pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in October but later changed his mind and entered into a plea bargain agreement with the EFCC.
During his re-arraignment last Friday, Oluyode pleaded guilty.
Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Abdulgafar said the prosecution had proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
He ordered that phone recovered from the suspect be forfeited to the Federal Government, saying the sentence is without an option of fine.
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