A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, South – West Nigeria, today convicted seven internet fraudsters, after they pleaded guilty to one count separate charges of fraudulently impersonating some foreigners to commit fraud.
According the head of media and publicity of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwijaren, the offense is contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (i) and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) of the Cybercrime Act of 2015.
The convicted are Oladokun Tobi Oladimeji , Aizoba Opeyemi Stephen, Damilare Godwin Asore, Babajide Oluwapelumi Bolaji, Abayomi Stephen Aderohunmu, Basit Oladeji Bamidele and Williams Ikechukwu Williams.
The presiding Judge, Justice Uche Agomoh, sentenced Oladokun and Babajide to nine months jail terms each; Aderohunmu bagged seven months; Asore got ten months imprisonment; Williams and Aizoba got five months each, while Basit received one-month prison sentence.
Oladokun was also ordered to pay his victim, Darlene Miller, the sum of $2,350 and N565, 369 domiciled in his bank account.
The court also ordered Aderohunmu to pay the sum of $700, N350,058.52, and N4,860.62 domiciled in his Polaris Bank account to his victim, Davida Henderson.
Aizoba was ordered to pay his victim, Jahneda Thea, the sum of $1,000 while Williams and Basit were ordered to return the sums of $1,600 and $880 as restitution to their victims through Nigeria’s Federal Government.