Court jails two for internet fraud in Abeokuta - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Court jails two for internet fraud in Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command on Wednesday, secured the conviction of Musiliu Sodiq Dolapo (aka Wilson Janet) and Olawuyi Olanrewaju Ridwan for fraudulent impersonation.

The duo were prosecuted before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta on separate one count amended charge of fraudulent impersonation, contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i) and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b) of the Cybercrime  (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015.

They were convicted and sentenced to nine months imprisonment each. 

In addition to prison terms, the convicts were ordered to pay restitution to their victims Musiliu was ordered to pay three hundred and forty United States Dollars ($340 USD) and Olawuyi, four hundred United States Dollars ($400USD)

Musiliu also forfeited one IPhone 11 Pro max and one itel phone to the Federal government of Nigeria, while Olawuyi forfeited an iPhone 11 and one Bluetooth speaker to the Federal Government.

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