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The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured the conviction of three persons arrested by the anti-graft agency in Ado Ekiti for offences bordering on cybercrime and prosecuted before Justice Mohammed Sanni of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State.
They are Ojo David Oluwatosin, Oreoluwa Ayub and Adetoyi Sodiq, all charged on one count each. The trio upon conviction were sentenced to six months imprisonment to serve as deterrent to others of like minds.
The three convicted persons were arraigned on separate counts on Thursday, July 16, 2021 and pleaded guilty to their charges.
Following their guilty pleas, the facts of the cases were reviewed with counsel to the EFCC, Andrew Akoja, leading prosecution witnesses who are operatives of the Commission in evidence.
Incriminating documents including confessional statements of each suspect were tendered and admitted in evidence by the court.
Also tendered and admitted in evidence were items recovered from the suspects (now convicts) used as instruments of crime including iPhones, HP Laptop and a draft of N40,000
In his judgment, Justice Sanni pronounced the accused persons guilty and sentenced them to six months imprisonment each with option of fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira).
The Judge also ordered the forfeiture of the iPhones, HP Laptop and the N40,000 draft to the Federal Government.
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