A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Friday, sentenced two Internet fraudsters to seven months’ imprisonment.
The fraudsters: Dauda Abdulsemiu Opeyemi and Adeite John Olaniyi, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office before the presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Watilat, of the Federal High Court.
While Dauda bagged two months, Olaniyi got five months’ imprisonment.
The presiding judge found them guilty of fraudulent impersonation in a one count filed against them by the commission.
The EFCC’s counsel, Shamsudeen Bashir, said the two convicts pleaded guilty to the amended charge following their agreement with the commission to enter into a plea bargain.
Bashir further said that they committed an offence of fraudulent impersonation “contrary to Section 22 (2) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015, and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the same Act”.
He prayed the court to convict the defendants in accordance with the proposal in the plea bargain agreement.