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Court jails 2 internet fraudsters in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal office on Tuesday secured the conviction of two internet fraudsters.

The fraudsters are; Rasak Olayinka Balogun and Ayodeji Oluwaseun Olatona.

They, however, pleaded guilty to separate one-count charge of criminal impersonation.

It was gathered that the offence runs contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the same Act.

Balogun was sentenced to seven months jail term by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, while Olatona was sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.

In addition, Balogun was ordered to return $4,000 to his victim, one Mantonia Duncan, and also forfeit his laptop, Samsung Galaxy S8 phone and iPhone 11 Pro Max to the federal government, while Olatona will return $500 to his victim and forfeit his iPhone 7 to the Federal government.

Similarly, Justice Peter Lifu of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, convicted one Timilehin Awojoodu of criminal impersonation, but reserved his sentence till July 21, 2020.

Besides the conviction, the judge ordered Awojoodu to restitute the sum of $2,500 (Two Thousand, Five Hundred United States Dollars) to his victim and forfeit his iPhone 7 and Infinix Hot 7 phone to the government.

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