The federal and state high courts in Ibadan, Oyo State; and Osogbo, Osun State, have convicted five young men for fraud.
They were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The convicts include Amusa Abdulhakeem Oluwasegunfunmi, a final year student of Transport Planning Management at Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED).
Oluwasegunfunmi was sentenced to eight months of community service for fraudulent impersonation.
Others are Ajisafe Sodiq Olaide, Lawal Samuel Morenikeji, Osuolale Abdullahi Abiodun, and Olamilekan Ridwan Taofeek.
They were convicted on separate one-count charges for offences relating to cyber-fraud after pleading “guilty”.
Following their pleas, the prosecution counsel urged the courts to deliver judgment accordingly.
Justice Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Osogbo convicted Oluwasegunfunmi for this offence contrary to section 22 (2) (b) (1) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015.
The sentence requires him to clean the toilets at Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo.
The convict’s attendance register will be kept by the School Principal and submitted on completion of his term.
Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court in Ibadan also sentenced Ajisafe Sodiq Olaide to six months of community service.
His offence of obtaining money by false pretence was contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court convicted and sentenced Lawal Samuel Morenikeji to six months of community service.
Osuolale Abdullahi Abiodun and Olamilekan Ridwan Taofeek bagged one-week community service as their offences violate Section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The courts ordered all five to restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government.