Corps Member And Three Others Jailed For Internet Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters.

Three of the convicts – Alimi Azeez Oluwadamilare, Paul Opeyemi Omotunde and Igberase Hope Odianosen – were tried in the Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division, while the other, Okuneye Opeyemi James, was tried at the Ibadan Division of the court.

Alimi, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and Omotunde, a 2019 graduate from the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), were convicted and sentenced to four months in prison by Justice Ibrahim Watilat of Federal High Court 1, Abeokuta.

Justice Mohammed Abubakar of Court 2 jailed Mr Igberase for four months while Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, sentenced Okunoye James, 24-year-old (a.k.a. James Kosta), to four months in prison on a one-count charge for cyber crimes.

Besides sending them to jail, the presiding judges also ordered that they refund sums of money, in United States Dollars, to their respective victims as restitution.

All items recovered from them during their interrogation are equally to be forfeited to the Federal Government.

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