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Court Jails Three Fraudsters

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters: Babatunde Akintomiwa David, Olakunle Isaac Akinleye and Daniel Ayokunmi Shoretire.

Akinleye and Shoretire were convicted by Justices Ibrahim Watilat and Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

They were both found guilty of impersonation and sentenced to six and eight months jail terms respectively.

In a separate case, Mr David was convicted by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, who sentenced him to 14 months imprisonment for failure to comply with lawful enquiry.

Apart from the jail term, David was ordered to restitute $1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred United States Dollars) to his victims, namely: Shakira Raynor, James Lewis and Kiss Mi, as well as forfeit his iPhone 8 Plus and Infinix 6 to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Shoretire was ordered to refund $2,000 (Two Thousand United States Dollars) to his victim and forfeit his 40-inch LG television, a Nokia phone and a Spectranet modem to the Federal Government; while Akinleye was ordered to refund $400 (Four hundred United States Dollars) to his victims and forfeit his iPhone X Max and an Intel phone to the government.

The cases were prosecuted by Dr. Ben Ubi, Festus Ojo, Oluwatinuwe Daramola, Chidi Okoli and Toyin Owodunni.

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