Bashiru Azeez Seyi, 31, from Oyan in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State, was on Friday, sentenced to six months imprisonment for offences bordering on internet fraud.
Bashiru, a student in the Marketing Department of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, was charged on one count by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
The charge read, “That you, Bashiru Azeez Seyi, sometime between July, 2020 and January, 2022 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court knowingly had under your control the gross sum of $9,891 United States Dollars which you knew to be unlawfully obtained and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319A of the Penal Code”
He pleaded guilty to the charge.
Following his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case through a witness who is an operative of the Commission.
The witness tendered the extrajudicial statements of the defendant, hp laptop, one RX 330 Lexus Car and one phone in evidence of the crime against the defendant, following which the counsel urged the court to convict the defendant as charged.
Justice Yusuf, in his judgment, sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment with N200,000 as option of fine.