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EFCC secures conviction of 23 ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’ in Oyo, Osun (PHOTOS)



The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentence of twenty-three (23) internet fraudsters to various jail terms before Justices K.B. Olawoyin, Ladiran Akintola, O.A. Adetujoye and O.A. Lajide of the Oyo State High Court Ibadan; Justice Mashkur Salisu of the Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo and Justice E.U. Akpan of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.

The convicts are Awopetu Damilola Tope, Ayanwola Omotayo Olaoluwa, Azeez Ibrahim Olamide, Adeyinka Wande Ajayi, Dada Segun David, Toyyib Olawale Abiola, Oyewo Ayomide Solomon, Opeloyeru Ishaq Abayomi, Victor Okotie, Najeem Mujeeb Olalekan, Areagbo Taiwo Oladimeji and Owolabi Sodiq Imoleayo.

Others are: Gilbert Izuchukwu Ebuenyi, Anthony Lucky Daniel, Gbadegesin Nurudeen Opeyemi, Oladokun Quadri Akolade, Oluwamuyiwa Emmanuel Adeleye, Andrew Olasunkanmi Omotehinse, Bamidele Olusoji Joseph, Babatunde Ayomide Yinus, Ayinde Lanre Gbolahan, Ayanwola Tobi Gbenga and Ajibade Samuel Oluwafemi.

Furthermore, Justice Akpan convicted and sentenced Akolade to one and a half years imprisonment without an option and fine and ordered him to pay the sum of N550,000.00 (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) as restitution, while Justice Salisu convicted and sentenced Adeleye to one-year jail term or a fine of N500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira).

Justice Akintola convicted and sentenced David, Abiola, Solomon and Abayomi to one year imprisonment each or a fine of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira) each, and Joseph to three months community service or a fine of N30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Naira).

Also, Justice Lajide convicted and sentenced Ebuenyi to six months community service but was given an option of N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine.

Also, Justice Adetujoye convicted and remanded Okotie, Olalekan, Oladimeji, Imoleayo, Yinus, Gbolahan, Gbenga and Oluwafemi in the Correctional Centre for two weeks. However, they were cautioned, warned and discharged by the court.

Daniel forfeited one green Toyota Camry vehicle with registration number: FST – 716 – OJA and chassis number: 4T1BK4619U587040, Okotie forfeited N2,300,000. 00 (Two Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira), Oladimeji forfeited N830,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira), while Yinus forfeited N174,000.00 (One Hundred and Forty-seven Thousand Naira) among others to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

All the convicts bagged their imprisonment for their proven involvement in internet fraud.  They were charged to court and convicted.

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