Two Bag Two Years Each for Internet Fraud in Kwara
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has secured the conviction of Oyedele Olamide and Abdulrahman Olamide for offences bordering on internet fraud.
They were arraigned before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara State High Court who at the end of the trial found them guilty of the offences levelled against them by the EFCC.
The charge against Abdulrahman reads: “That you, Abdulrahman Mohammed Olamide (alias Fox Tim) on or about the 28th day of September 2019, in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kwara State, did cheat by personation, when you pretended to be Fox Tim and in that assumed character received a $50 (Fifty Dollar) iTunes gift card through your email account email@example.com from one Brian Kelly, an American citizen, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under section 324 of the same Panal Code.”
The charge against Oyedele reads: “That you, Oyedele Olamide, (alias Kaithlyn Williams), between the month of April and December 2019, in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, did attempt to cheat by personation, when you represented yourself as a white female named Kaithlyn William’s to one Damir Hodzic via your email address firstname.lastname@example.org in other to induce him to send you money/gift card, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed am offence contrary to section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under section 324 of the same Law.”
They pleaded “guilty” to the charges.
Justice Oyinloye convicted and sentenced them to two years in prison each.
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Man Bags One Year for $5,000 Fraud
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offence court, Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced one Abdulrauf Alade Owolabi to one year imprisonment for possessing false documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $5,000 (Five Thousand US Dollars).
The convict was arraigned on a two-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office on Thursday, February 6, 2020, following his arrest in connection with a case reported against him during a field operation tagged “Operation Rewired” jointly carried out by the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI.
One of the counts reads: “That you, Abdulrauf Alade Owolabi, sometime in 2018 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of the court, and with intent to defraud, represented yourself as Courtney Lopez and defrauded one John Howard, an American Citizen, an aggregate sum of $5,000 (Five Thousand US Dollars) under the pretext that you are in love with him and made a promise of marriage, a representation you knew to be fraud and committed an offence contrary to Sections 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No: 14 of 2006.”
He pleaded “guilty” to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his guilty plea, and subsequent review of the facts of the case, the prosecuting counsel, M.K. Bashir, prayed the court to convict him accordingly.
The prosecution also prayed for an order of the court forfeiting the recovered assets to the victim.
Counsel for the defendant, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, saying his client was a first-time offender.
AConsequently, Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced the defendant to one year qimprisonment, with an option of fine of N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira).
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