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Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin slammed a six-month jail term on Oyekan Abdulbaqqi Adedoyin, a prince in Kos...



Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin slammed a six-month jail term on Oyekan Abdulbaqqi Adedoyin, a prince in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos.

The royal family member was found guilty of cybercrime. Oyekan and one Oni Stephen Oluwaferanmi were prosecuted on separate charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Oyekan, 25, was jailed alongside Oni from Ilesha in Osun after they pleaded guilty to the charges

EFCC counsel, Andrew Akoja led witnesses to review the facts of the cases.

The witnesses, both EFCC operatives, narrated how the defendants were arrested based on credible intelligence.

The prosecution tendered items recovered from the defendants – phones, laptops and fraudulent messages printed from the defendants’ email addresses – as evidence.

Justice Oyinloye said the court evaluated all the material evidence placed before it, the plea of guilt and the uncontroverted testimonies of the prosecution witnesses.

Oyinloye held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. He sentenced Prince Oyekan to six months imprisonment with an option of N150,000 fine.

The court ordered the forfeiture of an iPhone and a Dell Laptop he used to perpetrate the crime to the government.

Justice Oyinloye sentenced Oni to one year imprisonment with an option of N350,000 fine.

He ordered the forfeiture of the convict’s phone to the government. The convict must pay $775 as restitution to his victim through the EFCC within 78 hours or risk another six months imprisonment.

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