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Polytechnic Students jailed For Internet Fraud Crime

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, saying its Ibadan Zonal Office secured the conviction of the defendants.

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has convicted and sentenced two students for fraudulent impersonation.

Both men – Opeyemi Folarin and Ogunseye Olamilekan – were brought before Justice Patricia Ajoku who convicted them of the crime they were accused of.

Folarin is said to be a Higher National Diploma (HND) student of The Ibadan Polytechnic and Ogunseye claims to be a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in Ogun State.

They were both found guilty of a separate amended lone count of impersonation, an offence contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, and punishable under Section 22(2)(b) of the same law.

While the count was read to them, they both pleaded guilty to the charge.

Thereafter, Justice Ajoku sentenced Folarin and Ogunseye to six months and seven months custodial sentences respectively.

The judge also ordered that Folarin forfeits his orange colour iPhone XR to the Federal Government.

Ogunseye, on the other hand, was ordered to restitute the sum of $700 to his victim, as well as forfeit his silver iPhone 6, Apple MacBook, and other items to the government.

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