Nigerian Students Arrested For Internet Fraud

EFCC on Monday, June 28, 2021 comprehend a 300level Student of the University of Illorin and an ND II student if Kwara State Polytechnic.

Following their crime, the both Students were involved in interest fraud.

The charge against Ganiyy reads: “That you,  Ganiyy Rasaq Olarewaju (Richard Hadden), sometime in May, 2021 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did attempt to cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Richard Hadden, a white female with a gmail account haddenrichard56@gmail.com and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code. ”

Particulars of the charge against Olakunle read: “That you, Olakunle Adebisi, sometime in May, 2021 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did attempt to cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Anny Banana, a white female with a gmail account annybanana346@gmail.com and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the Penal Code.”

The defendants pleaded guilty.

Upon their plea, counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola led Dagogo Urowayino and Shetima Yusuf (both operatives of the Commission) to review the facts of the case against Rasak and Adebisi, respectively.

The two prosecution witnesses narrated how the defendants were arrested and tendered several fraudulent messages printed from their emails. The documents and the defendants’ phones were later admitted in evidence.

Consequently, Justice Abdulgafar fixed Thursday, July 1, 2021 for judgement and ordered that Adebisi be remanded in a Correctional facility while Rasaq was remanded in EFCC custody.

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