The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested three internet Fraudsters in Kastina State for Impersonation an cheating.
The suspects, Mojeeb Olayemi and Afonja Mujeeb Adewale, were prosecuted on a one-count charge while Paul Kelvin Alfred was charged with two counts of fraud. The convicts pleaded guilty to their respective offenses.
Counsel for the prosecution, Mohammed Gambo asked the court to convict each of them accordingly. Counsel to the convicts, N. I Abdallah, M. T Steven and A. Yusuf all pleaded for leniency on behalf of their clients.
”Consequently, Justice Danladi convicted and sentenced Kelvin to three months imprisonment on each of the two counts with an option of a N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira Only) fine. The sentence is to run consecutively while his iPhone 11 Pro and Infinix were ordered forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Mojeeb Olayemi on the other hand bagged two months imprisonment or a fine of N20, 000 (Twenty Thousand Naira Only). He is also to forfeit the instruments he used in committing the crime which are an iPhone and Gionee mobile devices.
The court equally sentenced Afonja Mujeeb Adewale to three months in prison with option of N50, 000 (Fifty Thousands Naira Only) fine. The court further ordered that Afonja restitute his victim the sum of $585 (Five Hundred and Eighty-Five Dollars) and forfeit his iPhone 11 Pro to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”a statement by the commission reads in part