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Internet fraudster jailed for eight months

Internet fraudster jailed for eight months

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zone has secured the conviction of one Adedapo John Adeagbo before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ibadan.

Adeagbo, who bagged eight months imprisonment, had earlier been arraigned on a four-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences.

He later approached the Commission for a plea and sentence bargain which informed his re-arraignment on a one-count amended charge bordering on fraudulent impersonation.

The charge is contrary to Section 22 (2) and punishable under Section 22 (4) (b) (i) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015.

While convicting him of the offence, the presiding judge equally issued an order that he restitutes to his victim the sum of $450 USD (Four Hundred and Fifty United States of American Dollars) only through the Commission.

He is also to forfeit to the Federal Government of Nigeria his iPhone 6 being the instrument used in committing the crime.

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