Court jails three 'Yahoo boys' in Ibadan - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Court jails three 'Yahoo boys' in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters in Ibadan, Oyo State. 

Two of the three internet fraudsters popularly called 'yahoo boys; Samuel Tanimowo Owolabi a.k.a Dr Keilah Forgey and Akinrinmade Adepoju Sunday were convicted by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan of fraudulent impersonation contrary to Section 22 (3) (a) and 22 (2) (a) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015, and punishable under the same Act.

Owolabi was sentenced to a year and seven months imprisonment while Akinrinmade bagged three months imprisonment. 

The court also ordered Owolabi to forfeit a Toyota Lexus RX300 SUV, one silver coloured Macbook air laptop, one grey coloured Apple smart wrist watch, two LG televisions, one white coloured IPhone X, one white Apple mouse, and two flash drives.

Akinrinmade was ordered by court to forfeit the sum of N986,855:85k (Nine Hundred and Eighty Six Thousand, Eight Hundred and Fifty Five Naira Eighty Five kobo) from his GTBank account with number 0167977299  and one iPhone 11 Pro Max Plus, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

In similar vein, Justice Bayo Taiwo of Oyo State High Court, Ibadan convicted and sentenced Azeez Yusuf Akinkunmi to three months community service for one count charge of obtaining property by false pretence.

 He was ordered to restitute the sum of $110 USD (One Hundred and Ten United States Dollars) to his victim Mike Anderson, through EFCC.

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