Criminologist Jailed for Internet Fraud
A graduate of Criminology and Security Services, Adeusi Demola Olatunji, was on Monday, May 13, 2019 sentenced to four months in prison after being found guilty of internet-related offence filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan zonal office.
Adeusi, otherwise known as Piero Luchas, was originally arraigned on a six-count charge to which he pleaded not guilty.
The convict was arrested on February 8, 2019 at Elebu Oja, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The offence is contrary to Section 22(3) (b) and punishable under Section 22(4) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act 2015.
After pleading guilty to the amended charge, the EFCC counsel, Mabas Mabur, urged the court to accept the plea bargain agreement and convict him accordingly. The court granted the prayer.
Besides the four months jail term, Adeusi was also ordered to refund the sum of $1,800 as restitution to one of his victims.
He will also forfeit his Infinix phone, iPhone 6 and a Toshiba Laptop to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being part of the benefit he derived from his fraudulent act.
The conviction takes effect from the day of his arrest.
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity