Kwara State High Court has sentenced two students of Kwara State Polytechnics, Ilorin to six months imprisonment for internet fraud offences.
The suspects, Olorunwa Okikiola and Adebisi Toheeb were charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office on August 2, 2019.
The Charge against Olorunwa reads: “That you, Olorunwa Okikiola, sometimes in June 2019 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence by pretending and representing yourself to be a white man in love with a white woman, Pearl Mills as it is contained in your gmail account:Okikiola293@gmail.com and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 and 321 of the same Penal Code law and punishable under Section 322 of the same law.”
While the charge sheet against Adebisi reads: “That you, Adebisi Toheeb Adedayo, (alias James Read) sometimes in January 2019, at Ilorin within the judicial division of the High Court, did attempt to cheat by personation, when you pretended to be one James Read , a white Caucasian male, with gmail account, James.email@example.com and in a love relationship, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code.”
Olorunwa was convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye while Adebisi was sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar, both of the Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin.
They were also ordered to forfeit mobile phones recovered from them to the Federal Government, while authorities at the Madala Prison were ordered to facilitate how Adedayo would write his second semester examination.