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Undergraduate, others sent to jail for internet fraud

A Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, has sentenced a student of The Polytechnic Ibadan, Gbadamosi Joseph Adebayo.

The undergraduate will spend six months in prison for internet fraud.

Tijani Wasiu Oluwakemi, Olunlade Quadri Olamilekan and Olaogun Segun Damilola were also convicted for the same offence.

They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for criminal impersonation.

They all pleaded “guilty” to the charge when it was read to them individually.

Justice Uche Agomoh ordered Gbadamosi to pay $200 in restitution to his victim.

Oluwakemi, Olamilekan and Damilola were convicted by two different Federal High Courts and a State High Court after pleading guilty.

Oluwakemi was arraigned before Justice Agomoh; Olamilekan before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta; Damilola before Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.

Tijani was sentenced to one year imprisonment; Olamilekan to nine months jail term; Damilola to six months community service.

The convicts were ordered to make restitution to their victims and forfeit various devices and a car.

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