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OOU Undergraduate Convicted for Cybercrime

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Justice Ladiran Akintola of an Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday, 12th April 2022 convicted and sentenced an undergraduate student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoy, Ogunleye Olawale Sylvester to six months community service for internet fraud.

The convict who is a second-year student of the school and was amongst those arrested by officers of the Nigerian Army and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) for prosecution.

The convict pleaded guilty to one count charge.

The count reads: “That you Ogunleye Olawale Sylvester on or about 11th November 2021, at Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, impersonate David Miguel a white man from the United States of America.”

Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel, Sanusi Galadanchi reviewed the facts of the case and tendered indicting documents as evidence. He thereafter urged the court to convict and sentence the defendant as charged.

Consequently, Justice Akintola convicted and sentenced Ogunleye to six months of community service and ordered that he restitute the sum of $ Five Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars (550USD) only, and forfeit one Tecno Spark 3 mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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