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8 cybercriminals jailed in Kwara

Eight people who were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been jailed over internet fraud in Kwara State. City & Crime…

Eight people who were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been jailed over internet fraud in Kwara State.

City & Crime reports that on Friday, five persons: Oyedepo Benjamin, Suleiman Olayinka, Fakeye Emmanuel, Great Ukueni and Adeshina Oluwaseun, were convicted and sentenced to six months each over cybercrime and other related matters.

Also, a 26-year-old forex trader, Kolawole Temidayo Joshua; one Abdullahi Isiak, and one other, Daniel Roland Orji, were also jailed for the same offences by a different court.

Earlier, the defendants were dragged before Justices Adenike Akinpelu and Mahmoud Abdulgafar respectively of the state High Court, Ilorin.

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EFCC’s counsels, Andrew Akoja, Mustapha Kaigama and Isabel Adeniran, prosecuted the cases on behalf of the commission.

The judges sentenced them to six months imprisonment each in their separate judgements, ordered the forfeiture of their iPhones, other phones, laptops and the sum total of $1,357 recovered from them to the federal government.

They were, however, given a fine ranging from N100,000 to N150,000 each as options.

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