The Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division has sentenced five internet fraudsters to jail, and ordered that all the convicts are to restitute their victims the sums of money they fraudulently obtained from them and forfeit all the items recovered from them to the federal government
Penpushing reports that the convicts include: Babalola Kehinde Omogbolohan; Adekoya Abayomi Peter; Stephen Ogbebor Damilare; Opeogun Temitope Felix and Sodiq Sanni (a.k.a Alan Anderson).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, secured their conviction on Thursday having pleaded guilty to amended one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation.
Penpushing further reports that, the judge,Justice Ibrahim Watilat convicted and sentenced Omogbolohan, Damilare and Felix to five months in prison each, while Peter bagged four months for the crime.
The Head of Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said, Omogbolohan and Peter were given N100,000 option of fine each, while Felix and Damilare were handed N400,000 and N300,000 option of fine respectively.
The statement added that Sanni (a.k.a Alan Anderson) was prosecuted before Justice Muhammed Abubakar of same court on amended one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation and having pleaded guilty, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment without an option of fine.