Accounting Undergraduate Bags Jail term for Internet Fraud

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Accounting Undergraduate Bags Jail term for Internet Fraud

Edwin Eriye

Sunday Ojo

Justice N.E. Maha of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday has convicted and sentenced one Ojo Ayomide to three months imprisonment  for internet fraud.

The Crimes Commission stated that the 22-year-old accounting undergradguate of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state was charged with one-count bodering on cybercrime.

The charge reads: “That you, Ojo Olarewaju Ayomide, sometimes in2019 at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State impersonated Scot, a Civil Engineer based in Miami, Florida, USA with the intent to gain advantage and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 22(2)(b)(ii) of the Cybercimes Prohibition (prevention) Act 2015 and punishable under section 22(2)(b)(iv) of the same law”.

Olarewaju pleaded “guilty” to the charge when it was read to him.

The suspect was however given an option of fine of N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) and sign an affidavit of undertaking to be of good behavior.

The Judge also ruled that all items recovered from him, including a Samsung Galaxy S9 should be forfeited to the Federal Government. 

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