The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos.


One of the convicts, Adeluwoye Oluwaseun Idris was sentenced to 20 hours of community service in the premises of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

He was prosecuted on a two-count charge, bordering on possession of documents containing false pretence.

One of the counts read:  “That you, Adeluwoye Oluwaseun Idris, on or about the 13th day of June, 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession a document containing false pretence titled “Google Account,” wherein you held yourself out as one Cynthia Joubert and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

He pleaded guilty to the charge, following which prosecution counsel, Ahmed Yerima, reviewed the facts of the case and prayed the court to convict him as charged.

Earlier on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the judge convicted and sentenced Onakoya Olajide, to one month imprisonment with an option of 20 hours of community service at the EFCC office. Similarly, he was prosecuted on a two-count charge, bordering on possession of fraudulent documents.

One of the counts read: “That you, Onakoya Olajide, sometime in June 2020, at Ikeja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession a document containing false pretences to wit: “Bank of America,” which document you knew to be false and committed an offence contrary to Section 318 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

Following the defendant’s guilty plea to the charges, prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, reviewed the facts of the case and prayed the court to convict him as charged.

Also convicted and sentenced by Justice Solebo few days ago is one Oluwafemi Paul, who bagged three months imprisonment, with N50, 000 option of fine. The convict was prosecuted on a two-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

One of the counts read: “That you, Oluwafemi Paul, on or about the 17th day of June 2020, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession a document titled “Internal Revenue Service” (Certificate of Cash Grant), which representations you knew or ought to have known was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 318 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

Following the guilty plea of the defendant, prosecution counsel, S. O. Daji, reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to convict him.

Justice Solebo convicted and sentenced him accordingly.

 

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02/07/2020