By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on Friday sentenced two
serial internet fraudsters, Paul Damilola Olowoparija and Olaleye David Tobi to six months and four months imprisonment respectively.
Justice P.I.Ajoko of the Federal High Court pronounced the two serial fraudsters guilty and subsequently sentenced them to jail terms.commencing from January 31, 2019 when they were arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC.)
The sentencing of the fraudsters was as a result of the plea bargain separately entered into by the duo with the EFCC, which led to the amendment of their charges to lone-charge.
The charged preferred against Paul reads: “That you Paul Damilola Olowoparija sometimes in August, 2017 in Ibadan with the jurisdiction of this Honorable court fraudulently impersonated, by representing yourself to be Perry, a white male via your email sent to one Crystal through your email address firstname.lastname@example.org and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 22 (2) and punishable under Section 22(b)(iv) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act 2015” .
Concerning, Olaleye, the one count reads: “That you Olaleye David Tobi sometime in January 2019 in Ibadan, within the Jurisdiction of this Honorable Court fraudulently impersonated by representing yourself to be Anita Brown, a white Female via your mail sent to one Mathew Brown through your email address email@example.com and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(iv) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc)Act, 2015.
EFCC prosecutor, Messrs Oyelakin Oyediran and Abdul-Rasheed Lanre Sulaiman, had prayed the court to sentence the defendants in line with the terms and content of the plea bargain they agreed to individually