Corps member jailed for internet fraud in Kwara – A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced a corps member to two years imprisonment for internet related fraud offences. Adetuberu Christopher Adetoyese, currently serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, was arraigned before the court on Thursday, August 11, by the llorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was found guilty of the two counts preferred against him by the anti-graft agency.
The presiding judge, Ibrahim Yusuf, while sentencing Adetuberu ordered the forfeiture of a 3-bedroom flat acquired with the proceeds of the illegal activities.
Other items forfeited include a Lexus car, different brands of phones and a laptop, which are instruments of the crime as well as the sum N921, 535.49 in his bank account to the Federal Government.
He, however, gave the convict an option of fine of N200,000 stating tha his conviction would serve as deterrence to others.
Adetuberu, an indigene of Ilesha, Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun was arrested at Ogele area of Eyenkorin, Ilorin.
The convict had in the course of investigation revealed that he ventured into ‘Yahoo Yahoo Business’ in 2016 and had among other things built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities.