The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of five men arraigned for impersonation before a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State.
Ahmed Abiona, Owoade Elijah, Oriade Oluwatobiloba, Usman Shehu, and Waris Adeyemo, were arraigned before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel as the commission’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Thursday said, all the defendants pleaded guilty to the one-count charge and were convicted.
Justice Ayo-Emmanuel sentenced Abiona, Adeyemo and Shehu to four months jail term each, while Elijah bagged three months term and Oluwatobiloba was sentenced to five months imprisonment.
The statement read in parts, “Oluwatobiloba was to restitute his victim the sum of $590. He was equally ordered to forfeit an iPhone XR, one Samsung S5 mobile phone and one Acer Laptop to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“Abiona is to restitute to one Michael Johnson the sum of $500 and further forfeit N3, 013,007.39 found in his bank account, an iPhone 11 Pro Max mobile phone and one Toyota Camry car to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being proceeds of crime.
“Adeyemo was ordered to return $300 to one Peter Decker and forfeit one iPhone 11 Pro Max to Federal Government of Nigeria.
“Shehu is to restitute his victim $400 and forfeit one Samsung Galaxy S8 to Federal Government of Nigeria. Elijah was ordered to restitute his victim $300 and forfeit an iPhone 6 mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”