Court Jails 6 For Cybercrime Fraud.

Court Jails 6 For Cybercrime Fraud.

Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has convicted six persons charged with offences bordering on cybercrime and fraud-related activities.

The convicts, who were prosecuted on separate charges, stood trial before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court, Ilorin, and Justice Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court, also in Ilorin.

A statement signed by the head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Dele Oyewale, in Ilorin said, that their conviction brings to 24 of the 50 suspects comprising 48 students of the Kwara State University and two residents of Malete arrested during a sting operation by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC over offences bordering on Internet fraud also known as yahoo-yahoo.

The defendants, who were arraigned on separate charges, pleaded guilty to their respective charges when they were read to them, and justices, having considered the facts placed before the courts and the admittance of guilt by the defendants, found them guilty and accordingly sentenced them to various jail terms.

The courts also ordered that, the phones and laptops used as instrumentality of the crime by the convicts and the money brought by them as restitution be forfeited to the Federal Government.

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