The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has secured convictions of 13 cybercriminals earlier than Justices Olusola Adetujoye and Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State Excessive Courtroom, Ibadan.
The Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, stated in an announcement on Tuesday that the Ibadan zonal command of the anti-graft company prosecuted the circumstances.
He stated 12 of the convicts have been prosecuted earlier than Justice Adetujoye on separate fees every, and one earlier than Justice Taiwo.
The convicts are Azeez Usman Olatunji, Tofunmi Segun Oyebade, Yusuf Akorede Toheeb Abiodun, Elegbede Abiodun Timileyin, Odewumi Toheeb Olamilekan, Abiodun Adam Kolawole, Uthman Olajire Olamilekan, Ridwan Oladimeji Oluwatobi, Showemimo Akeem Abiodun, Saliu Ibrahim Akanji, Owie Aisosa Kelvin, Ugwu Simon Ogbonna and Olaoye James.
Upon their arraignments, all of them pleaded responsible to the costs filed in opposition to them by the anti-graft company.
The prosecution counsel, Oyelakin Oyediran, Sanusi Galadanchi, Samsudeen Bashir and Mabas Mabur reviewed the details of the circumstances and urged the courts to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.
Justice Taiwo convicted and sentenced Olatunji to 6 months of neighborhood service whereas Justice Adetujoye convicted and sentenced Oyebade, Yusuf Akorede, Elegbede, Kolawole, Uthman and Owie to 2 months of neighborhood service every.
Additionally, Justice Adetujoye sentenced Ridwan, Akanji and Ogbonna to 3 months of neighborhood service every, whereas Odewumi and Showemimo have been sentenced to 1 month of neighborhood service every.
The courts ordered that the convicts restitute their numerous victims and forfeit all objects recovered from them to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.