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The Ibadan Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday secured the conviction of two Internet fraudsters, Adisa Adebayo Adegboyega and Ganiyu Sodiq Olalekan before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan.

Adisa (M) 23, who claimed to be an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) holder from Oke Ogun Polytechnic Saki, Oyo State, was sentenced to six months community service; while Ganiyu (M) 18-year-old artisan, bagged three months of community service.

The fact of the case was that Adisa on the 17th of November, 2020, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Eight Hundred United States Dollars (USD 800) only through gift cards from one Herby Ruiter by falsely telling him that he is a 45 years old white American nurse working in Cyprus, who goes by the name Jennifer Joel and who is in love with him and ready to marry him, which is false.

The offence, according to EFCC is contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Cap.C38, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000. On conviction, the convict was ordered to restitute to his victim; Herby De Ruiter, the sum of Two Thousand and Forty-five United States Dollars (USD 2,045) only through the Federal Government of Nigeria, and to also forfeits his Techno Spark 4 mobile phone and one Dell Laptop to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Ganiyu, on the other hand, was ordered to restitute the sum of $250USD (Two Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) to his victim; David Govann, through the EFCC and forfeits an iPhone 6x mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.