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Court Jails Two For Cybercrime In Ibadan

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The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 30, 2022 secured the conviction and sentencing of the duo of Alani Ridwan Kalejaye and Ishola Abdullahi Ademola before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on separate one count charge which bordered on impersonation.

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The defendants were arraigned on Monday, June 27, 2022, and they pleaded guilty to the charges filed against them by the EFCC.

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The prosecution counsel reviewed the facts of the cases and tendered documents in evidence before urging the court to convict and sentence them as charged.

Consequently, Justice Agomoh convicted the duo and adjourned the matter to June 30, 2022 for sentencing.

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At the resumed hearing, Justice Agomoh sentenced Alani Ridwan Kalejaye and Ishola Abdullahi Ademola to four and six months imprisonment respectively.

The court further ordered that the convicts restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government.

The charge against Alani reads: “That you, Alani Ridwan Kalejaye sometime in September, 2021, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to gain advantage for yourself did impersonate one Anna Thomas, the pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015.”

The charge against Ishola reads: “That you, Ishola Abdullahi Ademola sometime in December, 2021, within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court, with intent to gain advantage for yourself did impersonate one Kimberly Sandra, the pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.)Act, 2015.”

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