(EFCC) Ordered 4 Internet fraudsters to refund $6,100 back to Victims
NewsReport Nigeria March 3, 2021
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday secured the conviction of four (4) Internet fraudsters before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
NewsReport Nigeria gathered that the quartet are Olawale Ibrahim Damilare, Goodluck Sambo Olatayo, Mathew Anuoluwapo Awoniyi and Samson Olawale Ayomide.
The victims pleaded guilty to one-count amended charge of fraudulent Impersonation. The offence is contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) 1 and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, And so on) Act 2015.
In view of their ‘guilty’ plea, the prosecution counsel, Oyelakin Oyediran, reviewed the case and urged the court to convict the defendants accordingly.
Justice Abubakar convicted and sentenced Olawale Ibrahim Damilare and Goodluck Sambo Olatayo to a few months and four (4) months imprisonment respectively, whereas Matthew Anuoluwapo Awoniyi and Samson Olawale Ayomide had been additionally convicted and sentenced to seven (7) and eight (8) months respectively.
Justice Abubakar ordered the convicts to refund numerous sums to their victims: Olawale, $1,500; Olatayo, $500; Awoniyi, $100 and N232,000 and Ayomide, $4,000.