The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of a final year student of the University of Ilorin, Ajani Samuel, over internet-related offenses, including romance scam.
Ajani, 25, was among the 30 suspected fraudsters arrested on May 4, 2021, around Tanke Area, University Road, Ilorin.
Consequently, Justice Oyinloye sentenced Ajani to six months imprisonment on count one with N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) as option of fine and two years imprisonment on count two with option of fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira). According to the court, the sentences will run concurrently.
The judge also ordered the forfeiture of the convict’s iPhones, laptop and the manager’s cheque of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) raised as restitution by the convict to his victims, to the Federal Government