Ekiti Water Company workers Akinluyi jailed for cyber fraud


A 25-year-old workers of the Ekiti State Water Company, Opeyemi Akinluyi, was on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021, convicted for offences bordering on cyber fraud.

Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Ilorin convicted Akinluyi, a local of Ijan-Ekiti in Ekiti State alongside Ajibade Timileyin Emmanuel and Ezekiel Oluwaseun Temitope from Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Additionally convicted had been Abbas Olatayo Ojo from Igbeti, Oyo State and one Kareem Quadri.

The convicts had been prosecuted on separate prices by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC earlier than completely different Justices of each the Federal Excessive Court docket and Kwara State Excessive Court docket in Ilorin.

Upon arraignment, the defendants pleaded responsible to the cost most well-liked in opposition to every of them.

In his judgment, Justice Sani sentenced the trio of Akinluyi, Emmanuel and Oluwaseun to 6 months imprisonment every with an choice of a tremendous of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Solely) every.

The choose additionally ordered the forfeiture of the convicts’ telephones and laptops, which had been used to perpetrate the crime and the restitution of their numerous victims.

Justice Akinpelu of the Kwara State Excessive Court docket, Ilorin whereas deciding the case of Olatayo and Quadri, sentenced every of the defendants to 6 months imprisonment.

Whereas Olatayo was given an choice of a tremendous of N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Solely) on the lone depend in opposition to him, N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Solely) was given as choice of tremendous on every of the 2 counts in opposition to Quadri.

Justice Akinpelu additionally ordered the forfeiture of the convicts’ telephones, which had been used to perpetrate the crime to the Federal Authorities in addition to the restitution of their numerous victims.



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