Internet fraud: N21m found in bank account of teenager, jailed convict

The Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has convicted and sentenced a 19-year-old student, Oyedotun Adebowale, to two years in prison for cyber fraud.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which prosecuted Adebowale for internet fraud, told the court that N21m was found in the state polytechnic undergraduate bank account. Kwara.

According to the EFCC, Adebowale was prosecuted on one count before Judge Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin.

The judge found him guilty of the charge and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with an option of a fine of 300,000 naira.

“Investigations had previously revealed that Oyedotun had in his possession over N21 million believed to be the proceeds of illegal activities and a Toyota Camry, which he bought under his mother’s name,” the official said. ‘EFCC.

At his arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the charge.

EFCC lawyer Sesan Ola reviewed the facts of the case and presented the defendant’s out-of-court statements, iPhone 12 Promax, key and details of a Toyota Camry recovered from him, and a draft of N350,000 which was admitted into evidence.

The lawyer urged the court to take judicial notice of the uncontested evidence presented to it as well as the provisions of the law to convict the accused as charged.

Judge Sani found that the prosecution had established its case against the accused.

In sentencing the convict, the judge ordered that all items recovered from him be forfeited to the federal government.

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