Fraudulent Impersonation: Court Sentencedls UNIOSUN, One Other To 12 Months Imprisonment


*orders forfeiture of 4 bedroom bungalow,  luxury cars

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abeokuta, on Wednesday convicted  Komolafe Ololade Olajide and  Olaniyi Joshua Omobolaji for fraudulent impersonation. 
The duo were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta by Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
Komolafe Olajide and Olaniyi Omobolaji  were convicted on separate one count charge of fraudulent impersonation which according to EFCC runs contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (i) and is punishable under Section 22(2) (b) (iv) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015.
Komolafe, 30, who claims to be a graduate of Computer Science from Osun State University was arrested on January 22, 2021and that in the course of investigation, a number of incriminating documents were recovered from his email,
Upon arraignment on an amended charge after a plea agreement, he pleaded ‘guilty’ with Justice Abubakar convicted and sentenced him to six months imprisonment with an option of N300, 000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) fine. 
In addition to  his conviction, Komolafe was also ordered to restitute a total sum of N1, 319,708.85k (One Million, Three Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eight Naira Eighty-five kobo) and as well the forfeiture of his iPhone 12, Samsung S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile phones; one MacBook, one Toyota Corolla 2008 model, one Toyota Venza 2013 model, and one Toyota Camry 2013 model cars; and a 4 bedroom bungalow.   
Also, Justice Mohammed Abubakar convicted and sentenced Olaniyi to four months imprisonment with an option of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine. He was equally ordered to forfeit a Samsung A51mobile phone and a Lexus ES 330 car to the Federal Government of Nigeria.


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