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EFCC convicts fraudsters in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, was able to secure the conviction of two internet fraudsters in Oyo State.

The presiding judge, Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the State High Court 12, Ibadan, delivered judgment on the case.

Olanrewaju Ibrahim Bidemi and Abiola Amoo David were found guilty of obtaining money by false pretences.

The offence was deemed contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 28 Laws of Oyo State 2000 and punishable under Section 419 of the same Act.

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The accused, Bidemi and Amoo pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them.

Justice Adeyemi then sentenced Olanrewaju and Abiola to one month and two months community service, respectively.

Furthermore, Olanrewaju was ordered by the court to restitute £1,000, while Abiola, on the other hand, must restitute $200 through the Federal Government of Nigeria to their victims.

The court also ordered that items recovered from the convicts during investigation be forfeited to the government immediately.

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