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Two Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms In Ibadan


IBADAN – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Command, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, secured the conviction of two fraudsters, Adisa Adebayo Adegboyega and Ganiyu Sodiq Olalekan before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan for internet-related fraud.

The development according to a copy of the signed statement by the Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren stated that Adisa, 23, who claimed to be an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) holder from Oke Ogun Polytechnic Saki, Oyo State, was sentenced to six months community service; while Ganiyu, 18-year-old artisan, bagged three months community service.

The charge against Adisa reads: “That you, Adisa Adebayo Adegboyega on or about the 17th of November, 2020, at Ibadan within the Ibadan Judicial Division of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Eight Hundred United States Dollars ($800 USD) only through gift cards from one Herby Ruiter by falsely representing to him that you are a 45 years old white American nurse working in Cyprus, who goes by the name Jennifer Joel and who is in love with him and ready to marry him, which representations you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence”.

The offence is contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Cap.C38, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000

The judge also ordered Adisa to restitute to his victim; Herby De Ruiter the sum of Two Thousand and Forty-five United States Dollars ($2,045 USD) only through the Federal Government of Nigeria, and to also forfeitS his Techno Spark 4 mobile phone and one Dell laptop to the Federal government of Nigeria.

Ganiyu was ordered to restitute the sum of $250USD (Two Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) to his victim; David Govann through the EFCC and forfeits an iPhone 6x mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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