A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state, has convicted one Olukayode Emmanuel Olamilekan for alleged cyber fraud.
Olukayode, 26, was sentenced to two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the two-count charge levelled against him by the EFCC.
The convict was among the thirty suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Ado-Ekiti on April 26, 2022 during a sting operation following intelligence reports on the activities of fraudsters in the area.
According to the commission, “Investigation revealed that Olukayode, who currently have no defined job, is specialized in internet fraud and had benefited several millions of naira from his fraudulent activities, part of which he used to purchase a Mercedes Benz ML 350 in the sum of N13million”.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
Counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola, urged the court to convict the defendant in line with his guilty plea and the exhibits tendered.
Justice Mohammed Sani in his judgement sentenced Olukayode to one-year imprisonment each on count one and two with an option of N300,000 fine.
The court also ordered the forfeiture of one iPhone 12, infinix x 65, Hp laptop and Mercedes Benz ml 350 recovered from the convict at the point of arrest to the Federal Government.