Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
Kwara state High Court in Ilorin, the state capital Tuesday sentenced 4 web fraudsters to at least one jail time period every.
The convicts are; Atanda Femi Benjamin, Sadiku Muniru Dolapo, Olapade Oladimeji Solomon and Atoyebi Samson.
Ilorin zonal workplace of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged the convicts to courtroom on offences bordering on web fraud and different fraud associated offences.
The cost towards the defendants earlier than their conviction reads: “That you, Sadiku Muniru Dolapo (Alias; Candace Shelly), someday in 2018, at Ilorin, inside the judicial division of the High Court, whereas appearing as candace shelly a white Caucasian: with Gmail account [email protected] did cheat by fraudulently inducing one Terry Rikerd in delivering to you sum of N2,800,000.00 (Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand Naira) which you transformed to Naira and lodged in your Guaranty Trust Bank account N0:0165061811 beneath the guise of being in a romantic relationship and stranded in Nigeria and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to part 320 of the Penal Code and punishable beneath part 322 of the Penal Code.
“That you, Atoyebi Samson (William Grover), sometime in July 2019, in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one William Grover a white female with Gmail account [email protected], and fraudulently deceived Charles wood an American Citizen, to send $500.00(Two Hundred
Dollar) worth of gift card after you made him believe you were a girl in love with him and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under section 324 of the same Penal Code”
In her judgement, Justice Adenike Akinpelu mentioned; “the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses in the matter were not challenged nor contradicted by the accused persons even when the court gave them liberty to do so.”
“This honourable court is of the view the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt against the accused persons, this Court found you guilty of the offence of cheating by impersonation and hereby convicted accordingly.”
Justice Akinpelu additionally ordered that an costly automotive, laptops and cell phones recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
She added that the sentence is with out an possibility of wonderful.