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Five Internet Fraudsters Jailed in Oyo, Osogbo…Forfeit Cash, Cars

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State and Justice Nathaniel Ayo- Emmanuel of the Federal High Court,  Osogbo, Osun State on separate one count charge each of impersonation.

The convicts are:  Olusesi Lanre Sadam, Azeez Sodiq Oluwatosin, Bolaji Solomon Damilare, Tiamiyu Faruq Ademola and Arowogun Dotun John.

Arowogun was arraigned before Justice Ayo-Emmanuel while other convicts were prosecuted before Justice Uche Agomoh.

They all pleaded “guilty” to the charges preferred against them by the EFCC.

Upon their guilty pleas, and were convicted and sentenced accordingly.

Olusesi and Ademola were sentenced to eight months imprisonment each; Arowogun bagged nine months jail term, while Oluwatosin  and Damilare were sentenced to eleven and twelve months imprisonment respectively.

Also, the courts ordered that Arowogun forfeit the sum of N3, 395, 139.01 (Three Million, Three Hundred and Ninety-Five Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Nine Naira, One Kobo) domiciled in his Zenith Bank Account and  one iPhone 12 Pro Max to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Furthermore, Olusesi was ordered to restitute $250USD (Two Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars), and forfeit an iPhone 7 Plus mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria while Oluwatosin was ordered to pay the sum of $500USD (Five Hundred United States Dollars) in restitution and  forfeit a b Lexus ES 350 Salon car and one iPhone 12 Pro Max mobile phone to Federal Government of Nigeria.

In the same vein, Damilare was ordered to restitute $515USD (Five Hundred and Fifteen United States Dollars), and forfeit one iPhone 12 Pro Max to Federal Government of Nigeria while Ademola was ordered to N350, 000.00 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) in restitution, and forfeit two mobile phones to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

2 March, 2022

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