June 24, 2021
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The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday, secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters including Afolabi Gbolahan, Gbolahan Sodiq Atanda and Saheed Ayomide Rabiu.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said Rabiu and Atanda were respectively convicted by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta while Justice Uche Agomo of the Federal High Court, Ibadan jailed Afolabi on an amended one-count charge.

The trio, he said, were found guilty of fraudulent impersonation, an offence contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(1) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act.

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Afolabi was sentenced to seven months imprisonment while Rabiu and Atanda bagged one and three months jail term respectively.

Apart from the jail term, Afolabi was ordered to restitute $1,000 to his victim, Brown Brain. He is also to forfeit his iPhone 7 to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Atanda is to refund $350 and forfeit one black iPhone 11 Pro and one damaged Rose Gold iPhone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Rabiu is to forfeit one blue Itel P33 mobile phone to the Federal government of Nigeria.

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