Convicted Yahoo Boys in Ogun to Refund $6, 000

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Tuesday, March 2, secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Tuesday, identified the convicts as Olawale Ibrahim Damilare, Goodluck Sambo Olatayo, Mathew Anuoluwapo Awoniyi and Samson Olawale Ayomide.

They pleaded guilty to one-count amended charge of fraudulent impersonation, an offence is contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) 1 and punishable under Section 22 (2b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act 2015.

In view of their ‘guilty’ plea, the prosecution counsel, Oyelakin Oyediran, reviewed the case and urged the Court to convict the defendants accordingly.

Justice Abubakar convicted and sentenced  Olawale Ibrahim Damilare and Goodluck Sambo Olatayo  to three months and four months imprisonment  respectively, while Matthew Anuoluwapo Awoniyi and Samson Olawale Ayomide were also convicted and sentenced to seven and eight months respectively.

Justice Abubakar ordered the convicts to refund various sums to their victims: Olawale, $1,500; Olatayo, $500, Awoniyi, $100 USD and Two Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand Naira (N232, 000) and Ayomide, $4,000.

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