Kwara Student Sentenced To Six Months’ Imprisonment For Internet Fraud

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

The Kwara High Court on Friday has sentenced one Basheeru Seyi, a student of Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin to six months’ Imprisonment for offences bordering on internet fraud to the tune of $9,891 with an option to pay N200,000 fine.

The Presiding Judge, Adebayo Yusuf, also ordered the convict to forfeit his car, one iPhone XR, and HP laptop to the federal government.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had charged the convict with “having unlawfully obtained” hard currency under his control “and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319A of the Penal Code.”

The convict pleaded guilty to the charge.

Following his plea, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case through a witness, an operative of the commission.

The witness tendered the extrajudicial statements of the defendant, HP laptop, one RX 330 Lexus Car and one phone in evidence of the crime against the defendant.

The counsel urged the court to convict the defendant as charged.

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