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Court Jails Kwara Poly Student 6 Months Over $9,891 Internet Fraud

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A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, has sentenced a student of Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin, Basheeru Seyi, to six months imprisonment for offences bordering on internet fraud.
The presiding judge, Justice Adebayo Yusuf, sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment on Friday.

The charge against Seyi read: “That you, Basheeru 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.

“Which you knew to be unlawfully obtained and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319A of the Penal Code.”

Seyi, an indigene of Oyan in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State and a student of the Marketing Department of the Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin, pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against him.

Following his plea, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case through a witness, an operative of the EFCC.

The witness tendered the extra-judicial statements of the defendant, HP laptop, one RX 330 Lexus Car, and one iPhone XR in evidence of the crime against the defendant.

The counsel urged the court to convict the defendant as charged.

Justice Yusuf, therefore, sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment with a fine option of N200,000.

The judge also ordered the forfeiture of the convict’s car, one iPhone XR, and HP laptop to the Federal Government.

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