The federal High Court sitting in Ilorin,Presided over by Justice Mohammed Sani has sentenced Akinrodolu Sunday and George Tobi, who were posing as United States of America Military Officers, to various jail terms over internet-fraud.

Akinrodolu and George were jailed alongside one Oluwajobi Victor on separate charges of fraud brought against them by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The convicts were among the 34 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in different locations in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State .

While Akinrodolu and George were posing to be US military Officers to lure unsuspecting victims into online relationship, Olujobi was charged for attempt to defraud people seeking accommodation in USA.

The defendants admitted committing the crime and pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them.

Items recovered from the defendants, including a Toyota Corolla Sport Car, iPhones, Ipad, bank draft and incriminating items printed from their devices, were tendered by Aliyu Adebayo and Rasheedat Alao, who prosecuted the cases for the Commission and the court admitted same in evidence .

In his judgment, Justice Sanni sentenced Akinrodolu to six months imprisonment each on count one and two with option of fine of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) .

Similarly, George was sentenced to six months imprisonment with option of fine of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira).

While Justice Sani sentenced Olujobi to six months imprisonment with option of fine of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira).

The court ordered that all items used by the convicts to perpetrate the crime be forfeited to the Federal Government.


ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU