Three Months After Sentence, Ex–Convict, Others Bag Jail Terms in Ibadan For Cybercrime

One Warith Ademola Hassan, a serving cybercrime convict who was sentenced to six months community service by Justice Bayo Taiwo of the State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State on Friday, July 29, 2022 has been jailed again for cyber-related activities in Oyo State.

Barely three months into six months community service term, Warith was arrested again and prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, on fresh charges of internet fraud.

He was arraigned on November 2, alongside six others before Justices Omolara Adeyemi and Iyabode Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan on a separate one count charge each.

Other convicts according to a signed press statement by Mr Wilson Uwujaren Media and Publicity officer of EFCC are Adedayo Joel Olumide, Habeeb Gbolahan Amidu, Lawal Adesina Sherif, Ugbana Efemena Daniel, Obi Ogechukwu Frank and Osaze Bright Osayande.

They all pleaded “guilty” to the charges filed against them by the EFCC.

Justice Adeyemi convicted and sentenced Warith to three months imprisonment, Osaze to two months jail term and Obi to six months community service.

Justice Yerima sentenced Ugbana, Lawal and Habeeb to six months jail term each and Adedayo, six months community service.

In the same light, Justice Olusola Adetujoye of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, on November 3, 2022 convicted and sentenced one Sodiq Babatunde Kajero to two months community service for internet-related fraud.

The courts further ordered that the convicts restitute their various victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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