The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 secured the conviction of one Prince Oyinlola Adedayo Emmanuel and two other persons who were prosecuted on offences bordering on love scam and cybercrime.
The other two convicts are Owonikoko Kehinde Damilare, a 200 Level Computer Science Student of the University of Ilorin and one Jimoh Akeem Lawal.
The convicts, who were prosecuted on separate charges pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them by the Commission before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar and Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, both of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin.
Oyinlola, 28, who identified himself as a prince from Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State was found guilty by Justice Abdulgafar and sentenced to three months imprisonment, which shall be suspended for one year without option of fine. The court ordered that the phone and laptop recovered from him be forfeited to the Federal Government.
In a similar fashion, Justice Abdulgafar sentenced Jimoh Akeem to one year imprisonment each on count one, count two, count three and six months imprisonment on count four without option of fine. According to the judge, “the sentences shall run concurrently and shall be suspended for one year”. The court also ordered the forfeiture of the money in the convict’s bank account, phones and laptop, which were used to perpetrate the crime to the Federal Government.
On the other hand, Justice Oyinloye convicted and sentenced Owonikoko to six months imprisonment on count one with option of fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) and one year imprisonment on count two with option of fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira).
The Judge ordered that the iPhone, laptop and the manager’s cheque (bank draft) of N112,500 (One Hundred and Twelve Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) which he raised be forfeited to the Federal Government.