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Ilorin Court to Sentence Internet Fraud Suspect

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A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin today reserved sentencing of an internet fraud suspects who pleaded guilty to four-counts of fraud brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, till October 6, 2020.

Itanola Abdulsamad a 21-year-old student, was docked before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye on a four-count charge, bordering on cheating by impersonation, attempt to cheat and internet fraud.

Count two of the charge reads: “That you, Itanola Abdulsamad, Popoola Afolami (at large) and Olayeni Yemi (at large) sometime between 2018 and 2019, at Ilorin within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court fraudulently induced several unsuspecting foreigners vide the internet to deliver to you digital currency from which you benefited $950 (nine hundred and fifty United States Dollars) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code “

When the charges were read, the defendant pleaded guilty to all four counts.

Justice Oyinloye fixed October 6, 2020 for the Commission to review the facts of the case and sentencing of the defendant.

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