The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction and sentencing of 17 internet fraudsters to various jail terms.
They were jailed between January 8 and 28, 2024 after being arraigned before Justice Olusola Adetujoye of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan and Justice A.A. Babawale of the Ogun State High Court, sitting in Abeokuta on a separate lone count charge each.
They all pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to them.
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Consequently, facts of the cases were reviewed by the prosecution counsels as indicting documents and other incriminating materials were tendered as evidence before the courts. Prosecution counsels further prayed the courts to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.
Items forfeited by the convicts to the Federal Government of Nigeria included one gold colour Lexus ES 330, one unregistered silver colour Toyota Corolla 2006 model, one black colour Honda Pilot 2004 model, and one black Lexus ES 300 2002.