The operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, through its Ilorin Zonal command, has arrested Olaoye Jamiu Olarewaju, son of former Rector of Federal Poly Offa, and 2 Others, over allegations bordering cybercrime.
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Olaoye was arrested on Thursday, February 3, 2022, alongside one Badmus Ridwan Moyosore, a native of Ibadan, Oyo State and one Abdulsalam Ibrahim from Malete in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
All 3 who were arrested on similar offences, were prosecuted separately after they were arraigned before Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, and pleaded guilty to their respective charges.
According to the witness who testified against Olaoye Jamiu Olarewaju, the defendant fraudulently defrauded one of his victims to the tune of $2,000 (Two Thousand United States Dollars), while the testimony against admus Ridwan Moyosore revealed that the defendant swindled his victim the sum of $200 (Two Hundred United States Dollars).
Testimony against Abdulsalam Ibrahim was to the effect that he was involved in “sugar baby relationship scam” and that over ₦18million suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities passed through his account.
The extra-judicial statements of the defendants, fraudulent documents printed from their devices and items recovered from them at the point of arrest were tendered and admitted in evidence.
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Rasheedat Alao, who is the counsel to the EFCC urged the court to convict the defendants as charged, in line of this, Justice Akinpelu held that the EFCC had established its cases against the defendants. Consequently, the court pronounced the defendants guilty.
The judge sentenced Olaoye to a term of six months imprisonment with ₦150, 000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) as an option of fine.
The court also ordered that an iphone which he used to perpetrate the crime and the draft of ₦400,000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira), which he raised as restitution be forfeited to the Federal Government.
Similarly, Justice Akinpelu sentenced Badmus to six months imprisonment with ₦100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) as option of fine. Two phones and a laptop used by the convict to perpetrate the crime were also forfeited to the Federal Government.
Similarly, Justice Akinpelu sentenced Abdulsalam to six months imprisonment with ₦150, 000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) as option of fine.
The judge also ordered the forfeiture of a Toyota Camry Car, two phones and a laptop used by the convict as an instrument of the crime to the Federal Government