Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan
Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abeokuta, Ogun State has sentenced one Festus Gbenga Ajayi, to at least one 12 months imprisonment for web fraud.
Ajayi was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC on one-count cost of legal impersonation, having been arrested on October, 2019 in a raid performed in his hideout in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
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Investigations performed by the Fee linked him to collection of internet-related frauds which shaped the bottom for his preliminary arraignment on eight-count costs, bordering on legal impersonation and acquiring cash by false pretence earlier than the fees had been amended to lone-count, to which he pleaded responsible.
Aside from the jail time period which takes impact from the day of conviction, the decide ordered that the convict forfeits his uncompleted one-storey constructing, positioned in Ado-Ekiti, a Toyota Corolla automotive, one gold-colour iPhone, amongst different proceeds of and instruments of crime to the Federal authorities. He had earlier refunded N1.4million to the federal government via the EFCC.