By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta
A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Friday sentenced two internet fraudsters to jail.
The convicts, Dauda Abdulsemiu Opeyemi and Adeite John Olaniyi were found guilty by the presiding Judge, Justice Ibrahim Watilat of fraudulent impersonation in a one-count amended charge filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office.
The convicts pleaded guilty to the amended charge after they had entered a plea bargain agreement with the Commission.
Having pleaded guilty to the charge, the EFCC’s counsel, Shamsudeen Bashir, prayed the court to convict the defendants in accordance with the proposal in the plea bargain agreement.
Justice Watila sentenced Dauda to two months jail while Olaniyi was sent to five months in prison.
Dauda was ordered to restitute the sum of $500 to his victim through the Federal Government of Nigeria. He will also forfeit his blue Tecno phone and a black HP Laptop.
Olaniyi, on the other hand was ordered to restitute the sum of $750 and forfeit his one black Honda Accord car, one Hp laptop and one Iphone X-Max to the Federal Government.