By Biodun Busari
Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, has seized a landed property belonging to one 19-year-old electrician, Mr Jimoh Opeyemi, prosecuted for internet fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The judgment was delivered on Thursday by Justice Muhammed Sani, according to a statement by the nation’s anti-graft agency on its official Twitter page.
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EFCC, Friday, in the statement titled: “Kwara Electrician Loses House to FG as EFCC Secures Conviction of Six for Cybercrime,” stated that the property situated at Tanke area of the state has been lost to the Federal Government.
Five others prosecuted alongside the teenager on separate charges for similar offences are Apata Lawrence Abimbola Olatosin, Ologunsoro Ayodeji Benjamin, Obadun Busayo Danjumo, Olajide Moshood and Johnson Samuel Oluwaseun.
The statement reads: “Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin has ordered the forfeiture of a landed property situated at Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State, belonging to a 19-year-old Electrician, Jimoh Opeyemi prosecuted for internet fraud by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
“The judge gave the forfeiture order on Thursday, June 9, 2022, while sentencing Opeyemi alongside five other persons prosecuted on separate charges for similar offences by the EFCC.
“The others are Apata Lawrence Abimbola Olatosin, a tiler; Ologunsoro Ayodeji Benjamin, from Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State; Obadun Busayo Danjumo from Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State; Olajide Moshood from Modakeke area of Osun State and Johnson Samuel Oluwaseun from Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.”