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Five internet fraudsters bag 192 months imprisonment

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By Boye Ajayi
Five internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun capital, are to spend 192 cumulative months behind bars, a court ruled on Friday.
The convicts are Babalola Kehinde Omogbolohan, Adekoya Abayomi Peter, Stephen Ogbebor Damilare, Opeogun Temitope Felix and Sodiq Sanni (a.k.a Alan Anderson).

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, had arraigned and prosecuted the convicts.

They had pleaded guilty to amended one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation.
Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, sentenced Omogbolohan, Damilare and Felix to five months imprisonment each, while Peter bagged four months.

Persecondnews reports that the duo of Omogbolohan and Peter was given N100,000 option of fine each, while Felix and Damilare were handed N400,000 and N300,000 options of fine respectively.

Sanni (a.k.a Alan Anderson) was prosecuted before Justice Muhammed Abubakar also of the same Federal High Court on amended one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation and having pleaded guilty, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment without an option of fine.

The court, however, directed that all the convicts are to restitute their victims to the amount they fraudulently obtained from them and forfeit all the items recovered from them to the Federal Government.

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