Conviction of three internet fraudsters was at the weekend secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Command.
Those convicted included Sodiq Oluwasegun Adefila, Babamide Anifowoshe and Salaudeen Segun Raqeed.
While Adefila was convicted of impersonation and sentenced to eight months jail term by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Anifowoshe and Raqeed were convicted of impersonation and sentenced to six months imprisonment each by Justice Uche Agomoh at the same federal high court.
They had all pleaded guilty to their respective one-count amended charges for the offences which contravened Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (IV) of the same Act.
Aside the jail term, Adefila was also ordered to make restitution to his victim, one Yolanda Bailey, to the tune of $285 and would forfeit an iPhone 6 Plus mobile phone to the federal government.
Similarly, Raqeed was ordered to restitute his victim in the sums of $160 and N6,000. He would also forfeit one iPhone X Max and an Infinix mobile phone to the federal government.
The third convict, Anifowoshe, was ordered by Justice Agomoh to forfeit one Techno Spark mobile-phone used in committing the crime to the federal government.
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