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OYO HIGH COURT SENTENCES 3 ‘YAHOO BOYS’ TO IMPRISONMENT

An Oyo Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced three ‘yahoo boys’ for their involvement in fraudulent cyber activities.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who stated this via its verified twitter handle on Friday, added that the three internet fraudsters were convicted by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Commission.

The convicts are Ojelakin Yinka Oluwaseun, Adebayo Fawaz Gbolahan and Ehis Hopkins Esezobor who were prosecuted on charges of fraudulent impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015.

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Justice Uche Agomoh in her judgement sentenced Ojelakin to two years imprisonment, Esezobor to eight months and Adebayo to five months jail term.

The court further ordered that the convicts restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

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