Internet fraudster to wash Osun school toilets for eight months
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EKO HOT BLOG reports that in Ibadan, Oyo State, and Osogbo, Osun State, the federal and state high courts have each found five Internet scammers guilty.
The cases were being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Ibadan Zonal Command, according to a statement released on Tuesday by Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity.
Amusa Oluwasegunfunmi, a final-year Transport Planning Management student at Tai Solarin University in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, was given an eight-month community service sentence for identity fraud.
Ajisafe Olaide, Lawal Morenikeji, Osuolale Abiodun, and Olamilekan Taofeek are some further names.
The anti-graft agency said each of them was convicted for offences bordering on cyber-fraud.
Upon their arraignment, they pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them.
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel urged the courts to convict and sentence them accordingly.
Consequently, Justice Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun State, convicted and sentenced Oluwasegunfunmi to eight months’ community service.
He was required to clean the toilets at the Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo, Osun State.
Also, the court ordered that the convict’s attendance register be kept by the school principal and submitted on completion of his term.
Similarly, Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, sentenced Olaide to six months’ community service for obtaining money under false pretences, contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
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In the same vein, Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court convicted and sentenced Morenikeji to six months’ community service; Abiodun and Taofeek got one-week community service each, as their offences violated Section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The courts ordered that the convicts restitute to their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government.
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