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36 Internet Fraudsters Convicted In Ibadan

07 June

Reported by Ayooluwa Afolabi

The Ibadan Zonal Command, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, announced the prosecution of 36 internet fraudsters in Oyo State, resulting in various jail terms.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, this announcement was conveyed in a statement released on Friday by Dele Oyewale, Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC.

According to the statement, the convictions were obtained through legal proceedings before Justices Uche Agomoh and sE.U. Akpan of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, as well as Ladiran Akintola, K.B. Olawoyin, Bayo Taiwo, and O.S. Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court in Ibadan.

The commission noted that the convicts included; Ayodele Victor Ayodeji, Adebayo Kazeem Akanbi, Ajayi Charles Temitayo, Rokeeb Olamide Taiwo, Olaleye Adedolapo Emmanuel, Emiade Azeez Ayotunde, Azeez Ademola, 
Afolabi Mayowa Akinbobola, Shittu Waheed Adeleke, Franklyn Ibeh Kelechi, Olanrewaju Olaitan Quadri, Olawale Elijah Seyi Awofolaju, Samuel Olayemi Ademeso, Akindele Timothy Olatunde, Sholeye Gideon Olamilekan, Waheed Olamide Ahmod, Lawal Paul Jelili, Asaju Muhammad Numan and Badejo Adefemi Emmanuel.

Others are Gomina Dennis Ozaveshe, Adio Hassan Taiwo, Adio Kehinde Hozaine, Adewunmi Adeboye Gabriel, John Oluwatimilehin Moses, Odeniyi Faruk Idowu, Owodunni Monsuru Abiodun, Sanwiyu Niyi Owonifari, Adeyinka Adewale Olujobi, Ogunbiyi Segun Joseph, Ayomide Oniyitan Oluwatosin, Badmus Faruk Kayode, Jimoh Sylvester Enahoro, Azeta Sunday Osaremeh, Lukuman Olatemo, Emmanuel Ebgiri Ogah, and Ayomide Ibrahim Ishola.

The commission added that the convicts were jailed after pleading guilty to one-count separate charges bordering on obtaining by false pretense, possession of fraudulent documents, impersonation, and aiding in committing an offence.

Oyewale, in the statement, added that the convicts were arraigned by the commission between April 24 and May 29, 2024.

The commission added that the convicts pleaded guilty to their respective charges when they were read to them in court as prosecution counsel: Oluwatoyin Owodunni, Modupe Akinkoye, Oyelakin Oyediran, Sanusi Galadanchi, Lanre Suleiman, Mabas Mabur, Shamsuddeen, Umar Abiso, Abiddeen Muhammad, Adamu Sahabi, Fatima Baba, David Olubode and Favour Adewunmi prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

It added that all the convicts bagged their imprisonment when they were arrested by operatives of the commission for internet-related offences.

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