EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Ibadan


The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, November 29, 2021 secured seven convictions before different Justices of the Federal and State High Courts in Ibadan, Oyo State and Osogbo, Osun State.

The convicts are  Akanji Musa Olawale (a.k.a Casey Harris), Oyetunji Habeeb Opeyemi (a.k.a lucy Stewart), Adeboye Abdulazeez Ayodeji,(a.k.a Thomas Ruchie) Agbedi Shola Peter (a.k.a Matthew Duke), Shonubi Oluwafemi Samson (a.k.a Benitadykes), Akinboade Fatai Abiodun and Sodiq Olelekan Saliman.

The convicts were prosecuted on separate charges.

Justice Uche Agomoh of Federal High Court , Ibadan, found Akanji and  Oyetunji guilty of offence of impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(1)  of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b) of the same Act.

They were sentenced to five months and six months jailed terms.

Similarly, Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, convicted  Akinboade on one count charge of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000; while Sodiq was convicted for impersonation contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

Justice Taiwo thereafter  sentenced the two defendants to six months community service each.