A Federal High Court, sitting in Ilorin has convicted a 19-year old student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Oyedotun Adebayo Adebowale, for internet fraud otherwise known as Yahoo Yahoo.
The anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has dragged the teenage student before the court presided over by Justice Muhammed Sani for the crime.
During the court trial, the EFCC prosecution told the court that Oyedotun had in his possession over N21 million suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.
The prosecution also told the court that the convict possessed a Toyota Camry, which he bought in his mother’s name.
The EFCC prosecutor, Sesan Ola, tendered the extra-judicial statements of the defendant, iPhone 12 Pro Max, key and particulars of the Toyota Camry Car recovered from him and a draft of N350,000.
The counsel also urged the court to take judicial notice of the unchallenged evidence placed before it as well as the provisions of the law to convict the defendant as charged.
In his ruling, the judge convicted and sentenced Oyedotun, who had pleaded guilty to the one count charge of fraud, to two years imprisonment with an option of fine of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira Only) by the judge.
Justice Sani ruled that the prosecution had successfully established its case against the defendant.
The judge ordered that one iPhone 12 Pro Max, HP laptop, a Toyota Camry Car, a draft of N350,000, be forfeited to the Federal Government.