25th May, 2022
Oyedotun Adebayo Adebowale, a teenage student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin has admitted to committing cybercrime offences.
He has accordingly been convicted and sentenced by Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court, Ilorin.
Oyedotun, 19, was prosecuted by the EFCC on one count charge.
Justice Sani found him guilty of the charge and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with option of fine of N300, 000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira Only).
Investigations had earlier revealed that Oyedotun had in his possession over N21 million suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.
He also possessed a Toyota Camry, which he bought in his mother’s name.
Upon arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the charge.
Following his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case.
He also tendered the extra-judicial statements of the defendant, iPhone 12 Pro Max, key and particulars of the Toyota Camry Car recovered from him and a draft of N350,000.
The counsel urged the court to take judicial notice of the unchallenged evidence placed before it as well as the provisions of the law to convict the defendant as charged.
Justice Sani in his judgment held that the prosecution had successfully established its case against the defendant.
In sentencing the convict, the judge ordered that one iPhone 12 Pro Max, HP laptop, a Toyota Camry Car, a draft of N350, 000, be forfeited to the Federal Government.