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EFCC secures five convictions in Ilorin

EFCC secures five convictions in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office have secured the convictions of five persons prosecuted for their involvements in offences bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related Offences. 

All the defendants were convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment in their separate charges brought against them before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye and Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

The convicts are, Olamide Ijisesan, Ogundowole Tolulope, Abdullahi Abubakar,  Chilaka Dickson and Olayiwola Azeez. 

The Charge against one of the convicts is that he pretending to be one Javier Cheryl, a white Caucasian female with fake Gmail account and he fraudulently induced one Javier Hernandez to deliver the cumulative sum of $350 ( Three hundred and fifty United States Dollars) for fake goods delivery and thereby committed an offence.

All the suspects pleaded guilty to their separate charges levelled against them by the anti-graft body. 

Prosecuting Counsel led by Mr Blessing Akinsola told the Court that the defendants have approached the Commission for plea bargain agreements and urged the Judge to convict them according to the agreement. 

In arriving at the Judgment, the court said the evidence of the prosecution was not challenged by the defendants. 

"This Court is hereby convicted and sentenced the defendant into six months imprisonment ".

The court, however, ordered that items like phones, Laptops and money recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government. 

The sentence is without an option of fine. 

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