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Mechanic jailed 12 months for cyber fraud in Kwara

Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin has sentenced a 27-year-old mechanic, Adebayo Muhamed Bolaji, to twelve months imprisonment. The convict was found…

Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin has sentenced a 27-year-old mechanic, Adebayo Muhamed Bolaji, to twelve months imprisonment.

The convict was found guilty of offences bordering on cybercrime and possession of fraudulent funds.

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Adebayo, who hails from Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State was arraigned on a two-count charge by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Adebayo’s journey to the Nigerian Correctional Centre started on September 15, 2022, when the Commission acting on intelligence about the activities of some internet fraudsters operating along Airport Road, Ilorin effected his arrest.

Following his guilty plea, Justice Abdulgafar convicted and slammed him with a six-months suspended sentence on counts 1 and 2, to run concurrently.

The judge also ordered that the convict’s Toyota Camry, one iPhone 13 and the sum of $520 which he brought as restitution be forfeited to the Federal Government.

 

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