An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, convicted and sentenced one Olanipekun Adams Abolade to six months imprisonment for cyber-fraud.
The convict who was arraigned on one count charge which bordered on impersonation, contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 38, Oyo State, pleaded guilty to the charge upon his arraignment by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Chidi Okoli, reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to convict and sentence Olanipekun as charged.
Justice S.O. Adeyemi after listening to the prayer of the prosecution and careful consideration of the facts and evidence before the court, convicted and sentenced Olanipekun to six months in prison.
The court further ordered that the convict pay the sum of $350USD (Three Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) in restitution and forfeit one iPhone 11 Pro Max mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.