Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin,Presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu has sentenced a 25-year old Phone repairer ,Abdulkazeem Ridwan to Six months imprisonment over cybercrime and being in possession of fraudulent funds

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , had dragged Ridwan, who hailed from Surulere Local Government Area, Ogbomoso, Oyo State before the court on two count charges.

In the charge sheet Abdulkazeem Ridwan was said to have between March 2021 and August 2021 at Ilorin ,knowingly had under his control, the sum of N232,000. Naira which is suspected to have been unlawfully obtained and paid into his United Bank for Africa account.

The statement said the offence is punishable under Section 319 (a) of the Penal Code’’.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

Following his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Andrew Akoja, reviewed the facts of the case through one Ali Mohammed, an operative of the Commission.

Akoja urged the court to consider the admission of guilt by the defendant, testimony of the sole prosecution witness as well as the exhibits tendered to convict the defendant as charged.

In her judgement Justice Adenike Akinpelu found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to six months imprisonment on each of the two counts, which will run concurrently with an option of fine of N100,000 Naira on each of the count.



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