Court Jails Four Fraudsters In Lagos

August 13, 2020
15 Views

Court Jails Four Fraudsters In Lagos

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of four Internet fraudsters, Kunle Omoniyi; Bassey Odo, Paul Adebisi and Temitope Samson, who were arrested in different parts of the state recently.

The convicts were all charged with offences bordering on possession of documents containing false pretences and involvement in other forms of Advance Fee Fraud.

Fidelity LeaderboardFidelity Leaderboard

While Omoniyi, Odo and Adebisi were convicted and sentenced by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, Samson was convicted and sentenced by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos.

The EFCC had, on August 10, 2020, arraigned Omoniyi on a three-count charge, following intelligence received about his criminal activities, to which he pleaded guilty.

Delivering her judgment, Justice Dada sentenced him to 18 months in prison commencing from the date of conviction, with an option of N250,000 fine.

The Judge also ordered that two small gold chains, one big gold chain with two pendants and iPhone 11 Pro Max mobile phone recovered from him should be forfeited to the Federal Government.

Odo’s travail began after the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, petitioned the EFCC on January 20, 2020 accusing him of compromising its official email account, emsnigcsu@yahoo.com by creating a pseudo account, emsrugcs6@gmail.com, which was used to defraud unsuspecting citizens.

Related Posts

He was subsequently arraigned before Justice Dada on August 11, 2020 on amended three counts, to which he pleaded “guilty”.

Consequently, Dada convicted him and sentenced him to one year imprisonment from the date of his conviction, with an option of N250,000 fine.

The Court further ordered him to pay the sum of N8, 350 to the complainant, Okott John, in restitution and also forfeit the iPhone X mobile phone recovered from him to the Federal Government.

In the same vein, Justice Dada convicted Adebisi on August 11, 2020 on five counts and sentenced him to two years imprisonment commencing from the date of his conviction, with an option of N500, 000 fine.

He was also ordered to forfeit to the Federal Government one dark black iPhone X, one App laptop, and one Macbook laptop, which were recovered from him.

Justice Taiwo convicted Samson on the two-counts charge filed against him, and sentenced him to six months imprisonment on August 10, 2020, with an option of N250,000 fine.

The Judge also ordered the forfeiture of the iPhone X mobile phone recovered from him to the Federal Government.

Samson had been arrested at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, following intelligence about his involvement in internet fraud.



DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!


Would you like to be receiving ALL Elombah.com links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, kindly join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via publisher@elombah.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!


DOWNLOAD The ElombahNews (Elombah.com) Mobile App Here


Send eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles  to publisher@elombah.com; follow us on twitter @ElombahNews; like our Facebook page: ElombahNews


For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526

You may be interested

Nigeria at 60: Still learning to walk the talk
Entertainment
3 views
Entertainment
3 views

Nigeria at 60: Still learning to walk the talk

admin - October 1, 2020

“BY 2020, Nigeria will have a large, strong, diversified, sustainable and competitive economy that effectively harnesses the talents and energies…

At 60, Nigeria must be restructured
Entertainment
3 views
Entertainment
3 views

At 60, Nigeria must be restructured

admin - October 1, 2020

TODAY, against all odds, Nigeria attains the Diamond Age as a corporate entity. It has been a perilous, thorny and…

It’s lack of inclusiveness not adopting 2014 confab report — Arogbofa
Entertainment
5 views
Entertainment
5 views

It’s lack of inclusiveness not adopting 2014 confab report — Arogbofa

admin - October 1, 2020

WHAT can you say about Nigeria, its achievements and challenges so far?Nigeria at 60, what is in a number? Sixty years…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.