FUNAAB and MAPOLY students among nine persons jailed for internet fraud in Ogun State

FUNAAB and MAPOLY students among nine persons jailed for internet fraud in Ogun State

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC  has convicted nine internet fraudsters of which two are students of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY).

 

According to a statement issued by EFCC, Toheeb Abdulrasheed and Chukwuebuka Isaac Dike were sentenced by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta for their involvement in Internet-related fraud.

 

Dike, who is a 100-level Biochemistry student of FUNAAB was sentenced to three months in prison, while Abdulrasheed who claimed to be a graduate of Business Administration in MAPOLY was sentenced to four months in jail.

 

Dike and Abdulrasheed pleaded guilty to their charges and they were ordered to restitute a sum of $500 and $600 each to thier victims.  Dike is also to relinquish a gold iPhone 11 Pro Max and rose gold Infinix Hot 5 to the government while Abdulrasheed will release his iPhone 6.

 

Six other persons who were also convicted at the same court by Justice Ibrahim Watilat include Tobiloba Oni, Michael Oluwaseun Jemiseye, Paul Oluwadamilare, avour Chinueze Ekeh, Kolade Nwachukwu and Sultan Adeniji Egbede.

 

They were charged to court for their involvement in internet-related fraud and were found guilty.

 

Oni was sentenced to four months jail term; Jemiseye got three months with an option of N120,000 fine, while Odole got four months with N120,000 option of fine.

 

Also, Favour Chinueze Ekeh, Kolade Nwachukwu and Sultan Adeniji Egbede were sentenced to three months in jail, with an option of N100,000, N50,000 and N100,000 fine, respectively.

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