The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission‘s Kano Zonal Command today announced the conviction of three internet fraudsters for impersonation and defrauding before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court in Katsina.
Mojeeb Olayemi and Afonja Mujeeb Adewale were charged with a single count of fraud, while Paul Kelvin Alfred was accused with two counts. The defendants admitted to their crimes and entered pleas of guilty.
Mohammed Gambo, the prosecution’s lawyer, asked the court to convict each of them. N. I. Abdallah, M. T. Steven, and A. Yusuf, the convicts’ attorneys, all asked for mercy on their behalf.
‘Consequently, Justice Danladi convicted and sentenced Kelvin to three months imprisonment on each of the two counts with an option of a N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira Only) fine. The sentence is to run consecutively while his iPhone 11 Pro and Infinix were ordered forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Mojeeb Olayemi on the other hand bagged two months imprisonment or a fine of N20, 000 (Twenty Thousand Naira Only). He is also to forfeit the instruments he used in committing the crime which are an iPhone and Gionee mobile devices.
The court equally sentenced Afonja Mujeeb Adewale to three months in prison with option of N50, 000 (Fifty Thousands Naira Only) fine. The court further ordered that Afonja restitute his victim the sum of $585 (Five Hundred and Eighty-Five Dollars) and forfeit his iPhone 11 Pro to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”a statement by the commission reads in part