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Court sentences 3 in Kwara for cybercrimes

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced a 33-year-old herder based in Tanzania, Tunde Olagunju, and two others to various jail terms over offenses bordering on cybercrime.

In a ruling by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, the 2 other convicts are Hassan Gafar Olarewaju, 29, and an Ilorin-based bricklayer, Ojo Basit Adewale.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the trio on separate charges, to which they pleaded guilty.

Following the plea of guilt entered by the defendants, Aliyu Adebayo who prosecutors for the EFCC in the case against the trio urged the court to convict and sentence the defendants based on their admittance of guilt and the evidence before it.

In his judgment, Justice Oyinloye sentenced Tunde to two years imprisonment with an option of N650,000 fine, while Ojo and Hassan were sentenced to 1-year imprisonment each with an option of N250,000 and N300,000 fines respectively.

Reporting Ali Rabiu, editing Muzha Kucha