An Oyo Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, on March 30, 2022, convicted and sentenced three internet fraudsters for their involvement in fraudulent cyber activities after they pleaded “guilty” to the separate charges preferred against them by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The convicts are Ojelakin Yinka Oluwaseun, Adebayo Fawaz Gbolahan and Ehis Hopkins Esezobor were prosecuted on charges of fraudulent impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015.
Justice Agomoh sentenced Ojelakin to two years imprisonment, Esezobor to eight months and Adebayo to five months jail term.
The court further ordered that the convicts restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.