Five Jailed In Ibadan For Impersonation

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, June 6, 2022, secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters.

Those convicted include: Muhaymin Adeshola Ajayi (a.k.a Lena Paul), Emmanuel Oluwafemi Shoyinka (a.k.a Mabel Mates), Sherriffdeen Ololade Qozeen Abdulrahman Olakanmi Babatunde and Abiodun Tolulope Emmanuel.

They were arraigned for fraudulent impersonation before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan and Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan .

They all pleaded guilty to their respective one-count charges.

In view of their pleas, Justice Agomoh convicted and sentenced Abiodun to nine months imprisonment and Abdulrahman, six months imprisonment. Sherriffdeen and Shoyinka bagged six months and three months community service, respectively.

The court also ordered the defendants to restitute their victims.

Shoyinka is to restitute his victim the sum of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand) and ordered to forfeit Samsung S9 Plus mobile phone, one Bontel mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria,

Sherriffdeen was ordered to restitute to his victims the total sum of $1,400USD (One Thousand and Four Hundred United States Dollars) through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He is to forfeit one iPhone 12 Pro Max mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being proceeds of his crime.

Ajayi was ordered to restitute the sum of $2,500USD (Two Thousand United State Dollars) only to his victim- one Matthew Kopilash, through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In addition, he was ordered to forfeit one iPhone 12 Pro Max and one Toyota Camry Saloon car to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Abdulrahman is to restitute his victim the sum of $1,500USD (One Thousand United States Dollars) and Bitcoin worth 0.01551288 through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The convict also is to forfeit one MacBook Pro, one iPhone 12 Pro Max, one Samsung 4iWatch, one Play Station 5, one 55 inches Samsung television, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Abiodun was ordered to restitute the sum of $500USD (Five Hundred United States Dollars) and balance the sum N497, 071:12 (Four Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand, Seventy One Naira and Twelve kobo) to his victim and forfeits his iPhone 11 mobile phone, one Samsung Galaxy Note 10mobile phone, one iWatch Series 5 and one red Toyota Avalon car to Federal Government of Nigeria.

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