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Lecturer, twin brothers jailed over internet fraud in Ilorin

A Kwara State Excessive Courtroom in Ilorin, on Thursday, convicted Abdullahi Opashola, a lecturer of Kwara State Faculty of Well being Expertise, Offa, for offences bordering on impersonation and web fraud.

Additionally convicted have been Opashola’s twin brothers, Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo.

Justice Adenike Akinpelu, who sentenced the 26-year-old lecturer to 4 months imprisonment on a one rely cost, nonetheless, gave him a N150,000 choice of high-quality.

For Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo, who have been arraigned on a seven rely cost, Justice Akinpelu, pronounced every of them responsible of the cost and sentenced them to 6 months jail on every of the counts most well-liked towards them to run concurrently.

Nonetheless, the trial decide additionally gave the dual brothers an choice of a high-quality of N50,000 on every of the counts.

Justice Akinpelu, additionally ordered that the laptops and telephones utilized by the convicts to commit the crimes be forfeited to the Federal authorities, saying ” The sentences would function deterrent to others.”

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Opashola, who was arraigned by the Ilorin Zonal workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, on a rely cost, was accused of personating as a feminine named Devine Snow through his electronic mail tackle [email protected] with the intention to induce Eugene Myvett to ship him 200 US {dollars}, a illustration he knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 95 of the Penal code and punishable beneath Part 324 of the identical regulation.

The cost sheet on Taiye learn; ” That you just, Taiye Adebayo, someday in January 2020, at Ilorin inside the judicial division of Kwara state excessive courtroom, did cheat one Gary Brenton, who you met on TWOO relationship web site of the sum of 490 US {dollars} obtained vide present playing cards, while you pretended to y feminine and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 320 of the Penal code and punishable beneath the identical penal code.”

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On the a part of Kehinde, the rely cost learn; “That you just, Kehinde Adebayo, someday in January, 2020, at Ilorin, inside the judicial division of the Kwara state excessive courtroom, did cheat one Gary Brenton, who you met on TWOO relationship web site of the sum of 410 US {dollars}, obtained vide present playing cards while you pretended to be a feminine and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 320 of the Penal code and punishable beneath Part 322 of the identical penal code.”

Delivering judgement on Opashola following a responsible plea entered, Justice Akinpelu, discovered him responsible of the cost towards him and handed sentence.

For Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo, the decide additionally pronounced them responsible as charged and sentenced them to 6 months jail on every of the counts towards them, but in addition with an choice of N50,000 high-quality on every rely.

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