September 23, 2023


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Kwara Internet fraudster jailed two years, forfeits N13m car


Justice Mohammed Sani of the Federal Higher Courtroom sitting down in Ilorin, Kwara Point out, has sentenced an unemployed Internet fraudster, Olamilekan Olukayode, to two years’ imprisonment for cybercrime.

The court also purchased Olukayode to forfeit a 350 Mercedes Benz valued at N13m to the Federal Government.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Economical Crimes Commission prosecuted the 26-yr-aged Ondo State indigene for offences bordering on cybercrime.

The Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwajuaren, in a statement, said the convict was between the 30 suspected World-wide-web fraudsters arrested in Ado-Ekiti on April 26, 2022, in the course of a sting operation following intelligence stories on the pursuits of fraudsters in the spot.

“Investigation into the matter unveiled that Olukayode, who at present has no described work, specialised in Web fraud and experienced benefited a number of millions of naira from his fraudulent functions, part of which he used to invest in a Mercedes Benz ML 350 in the sum of N13m,” the statement extra.

Olukayode pleaded responsible to the cost.

Following his responsible plea, counsel for the EFCC, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the situation.

He also tendered the more-judicial statements of the defendant, telephones, HP notebook and the auto recovered from him at the place of arrest, as perfectly as fraudulent messages printed from his equipment, which ended up admitted in proof.

Justice Sani, in his judgement, reported he located merit in the situation of the prosecution and consequently convicted him.

The choose sentenced Olukayode to a single-12 months imprisonment just about every on counts 1 and two with a great possibility of N300,000 on each rely.

The court also ordered the forfeiture of the Apple iphone 12, Infinix X65, HP laptop and Mercedes Benz recovered from the convict to the Federal Governing administration.


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