Court jailed three internet fraudsters in Ilorin

A Kwara State High Court,in Ilorin, capital city of Kwara, Wednesday sentenced three persons for offenses bordering on cyber crime.

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The prisoners, whose names are Apata Oluwakayode, Yusuf Rasheed and Muhammed Ademola, were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin zonal office.

They were sentenced by leading Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, Tony Orilade, the EFCC spokesman, said this in a report in Abuja.

Orilade, however, declared that the culprits had pleaded guilty to the single-count charge preferred against them by the anti-graft Commission.

He said,

“They had approached the EFCC for a plea bargain agreement, after realizing the weight of evidence gathered against them.

“Based on their guilty plea, Justice Oyinloye convicted them accordingly and sentenced them to six months in prison commencing from July 9, 2019.

“The Court further ordered them to forfeit items recovered from them including, an HP laptop, and mobile phones, among others.

“They were also ordered to take an undertaking to be of good behaviour and never to be involved in any form of fraud within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

“The convicts are currently serving their jail terms at the Madala Prison in Ilorin.”

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