Kwara Court Sentences Two Undergraduates to Prison for Cybercrime & Sove Scam

On Friday, a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin sentenced two students to prison for crimes bordering on cybercrime and romance scam.

It was gathered that the convicts are final year students of Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti, Adeyemi Kehinde and 21-year-old student of Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete, Oladosun Olakunmi Olamilekan, who were convicted to various jail terms.

The two were dragged before the court by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Adeyemi, alias Queen Elizabeth, was charged on one count, while Oladosun was arraigned on three counts by the anti-graft agency before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye.

The two defendants in their separate pleas, pleaded guilty to the charges against them.

Upon their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the cases through Lamidi Olarenwaju and Enoch Onyedikachi, who testified against the two convicts.

Several emails and text messages allegedly exchanged by the defendants were presented as evidence together with the testimonies of Lamidi and Enoch, who are staff of the Commission.

The judge, thereafter, pronounced Adeyemi guilty and sentenced him to one year imprisonment with an option of N100,000 fine while ordering the forfeiture of his iPhone to the Federal government.

In the case of Oladosun, he was sentenced to one year imprisonment on counts one and two, which will run concurrently or a fine of N100,000 each on the two counts.

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