By; BAYO AKAMO. Ibadan
Two internet fraudsters, Sanusi Azeez Toba (a.k.a Sandra Grand) and Oluwasanmi Oluwaseun (a.k.a Gloria Zavala) were on Tuesday convicted before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan
The two convicted internet fraudsters were dragged before the court by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
Following the plea bargain agreements reached with the EFCC. the fraudsters had their earlier charges amended to one-count bordering on fraudulent impersonation.
The amended charge according to EFCC ” is contrary to Sections 22 (2) (b) (IV) and 22 (4) (a) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015, and punishable under Section 22 (3) & (4) of the same Act.”
Toba and Oluwaseun separately took their plea and pleaded guilty to the amended charge and consequent upon their guilty plea, prosecution counsels in the cases, Chidi Okoh and Abdulrasheed Lanre Suleman, respectively prayed the court to convict them accordingly.
Though the plea bargain agreement proposed six months imprisonment as punishment in each matter, the presiding judge slammed Toba with ten months jail term while Oluwaseun bagged six months imprisonment as stated in his plea bargain agreement.
The convicts were ordered to restitute to their victims the money they fraudulently collected from them, and also to forfeit all the items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.