Photo: Ali Rabiu
The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Olaoye Jamiu Olarewaju, son of a former Deputy Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Offa over offences bordering on cybercrime.
Olaoye was convicted alongside Badmus Ridwan Moyosore, a native of Ibadan and Abdulsalam Ibrahim from Malete in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State, over similar offences.
The trio of Olaoye, Badmus and Abdulsalam, who were prosecuted on separate charges by the anti-graft agency pleaded guilty to their various charges.
Following their pleas, counsel to the EFCC, Rasheedat Alao called witnesses who are operatives of the EFCC to review the facts of the cases.
According to the witness who testified against Olaoye, the defendant defrauded one of his victims to the tune of $2000 while the testimony against Badmus revealed that the defendant swindled his victim the sum of $200.
In the same vein, the testimony against Abdulsalam was to the effect that the defendant was involved in “sugar baby relationship scam” and that over ₦18 million suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities passed through his account.
Alao, urged the court to take judicial notice of the plea of the defendants, exhibits tendered and the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses and convict the defendants as charged.
In her judgement, Justice Adenike Akinpelu held that the EFCC had established its cases against the defendants and sentenced Olaoye and Abdulsalam to a term of six months imprisonment with ₦150,000 as option of fine.
While Badmus was sentenced to six months imprisonment with ₦100,000 as option of fine.
Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Muzha Kucha