Two men identified as Francis Stephen Oke Eghele and Adeniyi Adekunle Aliyu, prosecuted separately by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were on Wednesday, sentenced to various terms in jail by a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
The EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Command, had accused and dragged the suspects to Court for presenting themselves as female Americans and defrauding unsuspecting victims, an act it described as cybercrime.
When the charges were read to the suspects, they both pleaded guilty to their respective charges. Anselm Ozioko (Jnr) and Isabel Adeniran, both counsel to the EFCC in the case, urged the courts to convict the defendants based on their pleas and the evidence tendered before it.
Justice Adenike Akinpelu sentenced Francis to six months imprisonment each on count 1 and 2 with option of fine of N100,000 on each count.
The court also ordered that one Infinix phone, which the convict used to perpetrate the crime be forfeited to the federal government.
Justice Akinpelu sentenced Adeniyi to six months imprisonment with option of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only).
The court ordered that one Nokia phone, HP laptop, Infinix phone used to commit the crime and the sum of N200,000 which he benefited from the unlawful activities be forfeited to the FGN.