The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) on Thursday, arraigned a corps member, Nazim Usman Gomna, and a 400 stage scholar of Al-Hikmah College, Idris Shuaibu Suleiman, over alleged theft.
The defendants have been arraigned on a 3 depend cost of conspiracy and theft earlier than Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State Excessive Court docket in Ilorin.
Nasim and Idris allegedly hacked the web site of the Al-Hikmah College, Ilorin, and diverted college students’ faculty charges to the tune N9.1million.
Nazim graduated as a Laptop Scientist from the college and is serving on the Jigawa State Home of Meeting.
He allegedly connived with Idris to hack the college’s web site utilizing the latter’s account particulars to gather tuition charges illegally from college students.
The crime perpetrated between March, 2020 and Might, 2020, is opposite to Part 96 of the Penal Code and punishable beneath Part 97 and 287 of the identical Penal Code.
The defendants pleaded not responsible to the three counts.
EFCC, Sesan Ola, requested the court docket for a date to start trial and an order to remand the defendants in jail custody.
Defence counsels, A. T. Kamaldeen and Ismail Mustapha urged the court docket to confess their purchasers to bail pending trial and willpower of the case.
Justice Oyinloye admitted the defendants to bail within the sum of N3.5million every with one surety in like sum.
The surety should be resident inside the jurisdiction of this court docket and should present phone contacts, residential handle, current passport images.
The decide additionally ordered the defendants to submit their journey paperwork to the court docket.
In one other growth, the EFCC secured the conviction of Mohammed Abdulwahab, who pleaded responsible to a 3-count cost of romance rip-off most popular in opposition to him.
Mohammed, who claimed to be Jessica Carmen, in December 2020, in Ilorin, used [email protected] to induce one Mert Usul to make cost to a automotive pick-up firm whereas he had no intention to buy any automotive.
The offence was opposite to Part 95 of the Penal Code and punishable beneath Part 324 of the identical Penal Code.
Justice Oyinloye stated from the proof earlier than the court docket, the defendant engaged in on-line romance rip-off.
The decide sentenced Mohammed to 6 months imprisonment on every of the counts with an choice of advantageous of N50,000.
He ordered that the telephone and laptop computer used to perpetrate the crime be forfeited to the Federal Authorities.