By Kayode Adeoti
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal
Office on Tuesday secured the convictions of five persons prosecuted
for their involvements on Offences bordering on internet fraud and
other fraud related Offences.
All the defendants were convicted and sentenced to six months
imprisonment in their separate charges brought against them before
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye and Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara
State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
The convicts are, Olamide Ijisesan, Ogundowole Tolulope, Abdullahi
Abubakar, Chilaka Dickson and Olayiwola Azeez.
Among all the defendants, only Ogundowole Tolulope was convicted by
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye while others were convicted by Justice Mahmood
The Charge against one of the convicts reads “That you, Olamide
Ijisesan ( Javier Cheryl) sometime in April 2016, at Ilorin, Kwara
State within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court cheated by
pretending to be one Javier Cheryl, a white Caucasian female with
gmail account, email@example.com and fraudulently induced one
Javier Hernandez to deliver the cumulative sum of $350 ( Three hundred
and fifty United States Dollars to you and thereby committed an
offence contrary and punishable under section 325 of the penal code
All the suspects pleaded guilty to their separate charges levelled
against them by the anti graft body.
Prosecuting Counsel led by Mr Blessing Akinsola to the Court that the
defendants have approached the Commission for plea bargain agreements
and urged the Judge to convict them according to the agreement.
All the defence Counsel however confirmed the position of the prosecution.
In arriving at the Judgement, the court said the evidence of the
prosecution was not challenged or controverted by the defendants.
“This Court is hereby convicted and sentenced the defendant into six
months imprisonment ”
The court however ordered that items like, phones, Laptops and monies
recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government.
The sentence is without an option of fine.