29th July, 2021
By Nimot Sulaimon
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, secured the conviction of Prince Oyinlola Adedayo Emmanuel and two other persons for love scam and cybercrime.
Owonikoko Kehinde Damilare, a 200 Level Computer Science Student of the University of Ilorin and Jimoh Akeem Lawal bag six months imprisonment respectively.
When asked, they all pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them by the EFCC.
Oyinlola, 28, who identified himself as a prince from Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State was found guilty by Justice Abdulgafar and sentenced to three months imprisonment.
This sentence shall be suspended for one year without the option of a fine. Justice AbdulGafar also ordered that the phone and laptop recovered from him be forfeited to the Federal Government.
Similarly, Justice Abdulgafar sentenced Jimoh Akeem to one-year imprisonment each on count one, count two, count three and six months imprisonment on count four without the option of fine.
According to the judge, “the sentences shall run concurrently and shall be suspended for one year”. Akeem will also forfeit the money in his convict’s bank account, as well as phones and laptops used to perpetrate the crime.
On the other hand, Justice Oyinloye convicted and sentenced Owonikoko to six months imprisonment on count one with the option of a fine of 50,000 Naira and one year imprisonment on count two with the option of fine of N100,000.
He ordered that the iPhone, laptop and the manager’s cheque of N 112,500 which he raised be forfeited to the Federal Government.