Seven Internet Fraudsters jailed in Oyo 

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OrijoReporter.com, Ayegbusi Ayokunle

Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, has convicted and sentenced seven internet fraudsters to various jail terms, including one Ayegbusi Ayokunle. 

A copy of the statement signed by the Head of Media and Publicity of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) maintained that the convicts:  Ogunyemi Olajide Temitope, Olamilekan Fafiolu Quadri,  Olamilekan Paul Akinyemi, Ayegbusi Ayokunle, Taiwo Azeez Dolapo, Adeogun Usman Oluwatobiloba and  Oyewumi Michael Oluwapelumi, were jailed on August 8 & 9, 2022. 

They were convicted after pleading guilty to a one-count separate charge, upon their arraignment by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. 

Based on their pleas, prosecution counsels: Oluwatoyin Owodunni and Mabars Mabur prayed the court to convict and sentence them as charged. 

Justice Taiwo thereafter convicted and sentenced Temitope, Quadri, Akinyemi and Ayokunle to six months of community service each and further ordered that “any of the convicts who fails to report at any point in time to their designated places assigned for the six months community service, shall be sentenced to three years imprisonment at the end of the community service”. 

Furthermore, the judge convicted and sentenced Oluwatobiloba to six months imprisonment but  Dolapo and Oluwapelumi to six months of community service each. 

Also, the court ordered Temitope to pay the sum of $4,600USD (Four Thousand, Six Hundred United States Dollars) in restitution,   Akinyemi  $3,000USD (Three Thousand United States Dollars) and  Quadri  $1,000 (One Thousand United States Dollars). 

Other convicts were also ordered to restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

The convicts’ journey to the Correctional Centre according to the copy of the press made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo state began when they were arrested by operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC for internet-related offences.  

The statement however maintained that the conflicts were charged to court and convicted. 

 

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