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Corps Member Bags Two-Year Imprisonment In Oyo Over Cybercrime

A corps member currently serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State identified as Adetuberu Adetoyese, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment over internet fraud-related offences by Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

The court, on Thursday found the 28-year-old Adetuberu guilty of the two counts of cybercrime preferred against him, by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The court was told that operatives of the EFCC, while acting on intelligence over the activities of the fraudsters also known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo, within Ilorin metropolis and its environs recently arrested Adetuberu at Ogele, a suburb of Ilorin last week Wednesday.

The convict happens to be a native of Ilesa, in Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, the court heard.

The EFCC Counsel, Sesan Ola, also revealed in the Court that the convict had in the course of the investigation, admitted that he ventured into ‘Yahoo Yahoo Business’ in 2016 and had, among other things, built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities, as he also pleaded guilty to the two charges preferred against him when he was brought before the Court on Thursday.

Consequently, Justice Yusuf, while sentencing Adetuberu ordered the forfeiture of a three-bedroom flat acquired with the proceeds of the illegal activities, a Lexus car, different brands of phones, and a laptop, which are instruments of the crime as well as the sum of N921, 535.49 in his bank account to the Federal Government.

The judge, who gave the convict an option of a fine of N200,000, said his conviction would serve as a deterrent to others.

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