Ijebu-Igbo Lottery agent convicted in Kwara for cybercrime

Nurudeen Ibrahim and Salami Adetayo

L-R Nurudeen Ibrahim and Salami Adetayo

By Mujidat Oyewole

A Kwara state High Court, sitting in Ilorin, on Wednesday convicted two men, Salami Adetayo and Nurudeen Ibrahim, over cybercrime.

The convicts were prosecuted, by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

They both pleaded guilty to the charges against them.

Justice Adenike Akinpelu sentenced them to various terms at the Correctional Centre.

Justice Akinpelu sentenced Adetayo, a self-styled lottery agent from Ijebu Igbo to six months imprisonment with an option of fine of N150,000.

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He also forfeited N616,500, raised as restitution.

His iphone 11 promax, as well as his Samsung 5 (8 plus), which was used to perpetrate the crime, will be forfeited to the Federal Government.

The judge jailed Ibrahim, a native of Ilorin to six months, with an option of fine, in the sum of N200, 000.

She ordered the forfeiture of his Infinix hot 8 phone, which was used to perpetrate the crime to the federal government.

The prosecutor, Andrew Akoja, urged the court to consider the plea of guilt entered by the defendants and the extra-judicial statements volunteered by them.

Also, the exhibits tendered, to convict the defendants as charged.