Kwara: 19-year-old boy jailed for internet fraud after N21m was found in his bank account

A 19-year-old student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Oyedotun Adebowale has been sentenced to two years in prison for cyber fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Adebowale was being prosecuted on one count charge before Justice Muhammed Sani, after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Command told the court that N21m was found in the bank account of the undergraduate.

The EFCC said; “Investigations had earlier revealed that Oyedotun had under his possession over N21m suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities and a Toyota Camry, which he purchased using his mother’s name.”

Counsel for the EFCC, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case and tendered the extra-judicial statements of the defendant, iPhone 12 Promax, the key and particulars of a Toyota Camry recovered from him, and a draft of N350,000 which were admitted in evidence.

Adebowale who pleaded guilty after being arraigned, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with an option of N300,000 fine.

Justice Sani also ordered that all items recovered from him be forfeited to the Federal Government.


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