Three convicted for alleged cybercrime in Ilorin

Justice Muhammed Sanni of the Federal High Court in Ilorin, on Wednesday, convicted one Ajewole Ayomide, who claimed to be a former staff of LG Company over cybercrime offences.

In a similar development, Justice Adenike Akinpelu, of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin, imposed various prison terms on two other convicts.

They are Salami Hammed Adetayo, a self-styled lottery agent from Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun state and Nurudeen Ibrahim, an indigene of Ilorin, Kwara State.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, prosecuted the defendants, who pleaded guilty to the charges against them.

The EFCC’S prosecutors, Innocent Mbachie and Andrew Akoja, who handled the cases, urged the courts to consider the plea of guilt entered by the defendants, the extra judicial statements volunteered by them and the exhibits tendered to convict the defendants as charged.

Delivering judgement, Justice Muhammed Sanni of the Federal high Court, sentenced Ajewole to six months jail term with a N200,000 fine option.

“The convict is to forfeit the sum of 100 US dollars which he benefitted from the criminal activity and a Samsung phone used to perpetrate the crime,” the court ruled.

In the same vein, Justice Akinpelu, sentenced Adetayo to six months jail term with an option of N150,000 fine.

She also ordered the forfeiture of the sum of N616,500, raised as restitution by the convict, his iPhone 11Pro max and the Samsung 58 plus used to perpetrate the crime to the Federal government.

Justice Akinpelu, also sentenced Ibrahim to six months jail term with N200,000 fine option and forfeiture of his infinix hot 8 phone, which was used to commit the crime to the Federal government.

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