Fraud: Court sends NYSC corps member to prison

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A Kwara state high court judge, Justice Ibrahim Yusuf, has sentenced a corps member serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Adetuberu Adetoyese, to two years imprisonment over internet fraud-related offenses.

The court, Thursday, found the 28-year-old corp member guilty of the
offenses of cybercrime preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC, while acting on intelligence over the activities of the fraudsters also known as Yahoo-Yahoo, within Ilorin metropolis and its environs recently arrested Adetuberu at Ogele, a suburb of Ilorin last week Wednesday.

The convict hailed from Ilesa in Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, the court heard.

The EFCC Counsel, Sesan Ola, also revealed in the court that the convict had in the course of the investigation, admitted that he ventured into ‘Yahoo Yahoo Business’ in 2016 and had, among other things, built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities.

Adetuberu pleaded guilty to the two charges preferred against him when he was brought before the Court on Thursday.

Consequently, Justice Yusuf, while sentencing Adetuberu ordered the forfeiture of a three-bedroom flat acquired with the proceeds of the illegal activities, a Lexus car, different brands of phones, and a laptop, which are instruments of the crime as well as the sum of N921, 535.49 in his bank account to the Federal Government.

The judge, who gave the convict an option of a fine of N200,000, said his conviction would serve as a deterrent to others.