The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of a 24-year-old tiler, Yusuf Olalekan Ibrahim from Ajeromi, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State for offences bordering on cybercrime.
Yusuf was convicted alongside Abdulazeez Taofeek Ademola from Oyan in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State and Nurudeen Abdulmajeed from Ile-odo compound, Lasoju in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State by Justice Mahmoud Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court.
The trio of Yusuf, Abdulazeez and Nurudeen had upon arraignment, pleaded guilty to the separate charges preferred against them.
In the course of the trial, counsel to the EFCC, Mustapha Kaigama urged the court to take judicial notice of the admittance of guilt by the defendants and the evidence adduced by the prosecution to convict them as charged.
Justice Abdulgafar in his judgment on Monday, July 10, 2023, agreed that the prosecution had proved the case against the defendants to warrant their conviction.
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Consequently, the Judge handed six months prison term to all three defendants.
In addition, Yusuf was ordered to forfeit his iPhone 12 Pro Max and the sum of $200 (Two Hundred United States Dollars) to the Federal Government, while
Abdulazeez also will forfeit one iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone x, HP laptop, one MacBook, one Toyota Camry and the sum of $100 (One Thousand United States Dollars) which he benefited from the crime to the Federal Government.
The court similarly ordered Nurudeen to forfeit one iPhone 6 and the sum of $100 (One Hundred United States Dollars), all proceeds of his unlawful activities to the Federal Government.
Written by: Bukky Alabi
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