EFCC Secures Two Convictions Over Fraud

From Bola Ogunlayi, Ibadan.

Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, has convicted Alade Oluwasegun Kolawole and Tosin Kunle Kehinde on separate one count charge of fraudulent impersonation brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The offence ,according to the Commission is contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (i) punishable under Section 22(2) (b)(iv) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015. According to the Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, the defendants pleaded guilty to the charges upon arraignment.

Twenty eight years old Kehinde was sentenced to one year imprisonment. “Apart from his conviction, Kehinde was also ordered to restitute a total sum of $2,500 to his victim, Lyndsey Lamance, through the EFCC.

“He is also to forfeit one Infinix Hot 8, one Infinix Hot 6, one Dell laptop, one laptop charger and one Toyota Corolla to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

In the same vein, Justice Abdulmalik sentenced 19 year- old Kolawole to six months imprisonment and ordered him to restitute the sum of $250 USD to his victim through the Federal Government.

“The convict also forfeits one IPhone 11 Pro Max and two Power Banks to the Federal Government of Nigeria”, Uwujaren said in the statement. End.

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