Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State Excessive Court docket sitting in Ilorin on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 convicted and sentenced two individuals to 6 months imprisonment every for offences bordering on web associated fraud.
The convicts have been prosecuted on one depend separate cost by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC
They’re Kamaldeen Yusuf, a self-styled Actual Property Supervisor based mostly in United States of America and one Sulyman Ridwan Omotosho from Ilorin West Native Authorities Space of Kwara State
The duo have been among the many thirty suspected web fraudsters arrested in Malete, Moro Native Authorities Space of Kwara State on September 19, 2021 by the operatives of the EFCC throughout a sting operation, following intelligence stories obtained by the Fee.
Upon arraignment, the defendants pleaded responsible to their respective cost.
Following their responsible pleas, Harmless Mbachie and Rasheedat Alao, who prosecuted the 2 instances on behalf of the fee, known as two witnesses to evaluation the details of the instances. The witnesses, who’re operatives of the EFCC, tendered in proof a number of incriminating paperwork printed from defendants’ gadgets, their extrajudicial statements and cellphones used to perpetrate the crime.
The counsel urged the court docket to think about the proof positioned earlier than the court docket, the plea of guilt and all of the reveals tendered and uphold the case of the prosecution.
Delivering judgement on the 2 instances, Justice Akinpelu stated that the court docket had rigorously thought-about the case of the prosecution and located benefit within the two instances.
The decide, thereafter, sentenced Kamaldeen and Sulyman to 6 months imprisonment every with the choice of effective of N100,000 every. She additionally ordered the forfeiture of the cellphones recovered from the convicts on the level of arrest to the Federal Authorities.
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