The Federal High Court in Ibadan on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, convicted two students, Opeyemi Olasumbo Folarin and Ogunseye Ajibola Olamilekan for fraudulent impersonation.
The students were charged to court by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the presiding Judge was Justice Patricia Ajoku.
The convicts namely; Folarin, who claims to be a 27-year-old Higher National Diploma student of The Ibadan Polytechnic and Ogunseye who claims to be a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta were guilty of a separate amended single count of impersonation, an offence contrary to section 22(2)(b)(i) and punishable under section 22(2)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act.
They pleaded guilty to the charges and Justice Ajoku sentenced Folarin and Ogunseye to six months and seven months custodial sentence each.
The judge also ordered that Folarin relinquishes his iPhone XR to the Nigerian Government, while Oguseye was ordered to refund the sum of $700USD to his victim as well as give up his iPhone 6, one Apple series 6 watch, one Apple MacBook, one PlayStation 4 Gamepad, to the federal government of Nigeria.