Connect with us

Crime

Ekiti University undergraduate bags three months imprisonment, N200k fine option for fraud

Published

A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja on Wednesday convicted one Ojo Ayomide for internet fraud and sentenced him to three months imprisonment.

Ayomide’s road to jail began when the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] investigated his alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The 22-year-old accounting undergraduate of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, was charged with one-count bordering on cybercrime.

MORE READING!  Shehu Sani mocks Magu's plea letter to IGP for bail, calls him 'maggot'

The charge reads:

“That you, Ojo Olarewaju Ayomide, sometime in 2019 at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State impersonates Scot, a Civil Engineer based in Miami, Florida, USA with intent to gain advantage for himself and thereby committed on offence contrary to section 22(2)(b)(ii)of the Cybercrimes Prohibition (Prevention) Act 2015 and punishable under section 22 (2)(b)(iv)of the same law.”

He pleaded “guilty” to the charge when it was read to him.

MORE READING!  Archaeologists discover skeleton buried with 2,100 year old IPhone (Photos)

Counsel for the EFCC, Maryam Hayatudeen, thereafter, informed the court of a plea bargain agreement with the defence and urged the trial court to adopt same.

Defence counsel, Charles Abalaka, raised no objections and pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.

“He will not repeat the offence again, and will not go back to any crime,” he assured.

In convicting him, Justice N.E. Maha gave him an option of fine of N200,000, ordered him to “depose to an affidavit of undertaking to be of good behaviour”, and ruled that all items recovered from him, including a Samsung Galaxy S9 should be forfeited to the Federal Government.

MORE READING!  Man stabbed to death by his friend over N12,000

Crime

Court sentences man to five years imprisonment for possession of hard drugs

Published

on

Delivering judgment, Justice Dorcas Agishi, described the illegal possession and trafficking of hard drugs as “detrimental’ and “dangerous” to the youths of the country.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested the convict in 2017 for trafficking in hard drugs including Tramadol, Dizapham, Exol-5 among others.

Okeke-Okoye was found guilty on two counts and sentenced to five (5) and two (2) years on each count, which are to run concurrently.

MORE READING!  Magu allegedly threatens to go on hunger strike in custody

“With the evidence available before this honorable Court, the accused is not a first offender who supply the dangerous substances.

“He has contributed to the destruction of the society through criminal tendencies especially selling illicit drugs against the law of Nigeria,” she said.

The judge explained that the testimonies of PW1 and PW3 are lucidly proven that the accused the offense without any doubt after she carefully studied all of them.

MORE READING!  Troops eliminate bandits, recover cache of arms in Taraba

She said: “the evidence in chief has already indicated the Okeke-Okoye, in which it clearly shows that his shop was raided by NDLEA head of operation sometimes in July 2017 and tremors, tramadol Dizapham, Exol-5 among others were uncovered.”

Earlier, NDLEA Counsel, Mr. S. Abdullahi, had told the court that offenses Committed by the accused contravened the provisions of Sections 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act.

Abdullahi asserted that the defendant was not a first offend, stating that he was convicted and sentenced twice for similar offenses.

MORE READING!  Kiki Osinbajo reacts to Jackson Ude's allegation she 'invested N800m' in property

But the defense counsel, Mr. Nasir Idoko, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy as the accused is the breadwinner of the family and more so that he has pledged not to repeat or continue in the illicit drugs business again.

Idoko also claimed that the defendant was a first offender and should be treated with leniency.

Also speaking, Okeke-Okoye’s sick wife, who was present in court with their five children during the proceedings, pleaded for mercy.

Continue Reading

Crime

German police officers jailed for using office for sexual abuse

Published

on

Two German police officers each received prison terms of two years and three months on Monday for abusing their office to sexually abuse a Polish-born woman whose documentation they were investigating.

The prosecution had earlier dropped a charge of aggravated rape by the two men, aged 23 and 28.

The court found that the officers had traveled with the woman to her home in Marlishausen in the state of Thuringia in September 2019 to check her documents after doubting the authenticity of documentation she had presented.

MORE READING!  Magu allegedly threatens to go on hunger strike in custody

It acknowledged the possibility that the woman had initiated sexual intercourse but found that she had done this out of fear of the consequences should she not do so.

Where the prosecution had called for a suspended sentence, the court found that the crime had been deeply shocking and damaging to the integrity of the police and imposed a prison term.

MORE READING!  Woman fakes blindness for 15 years, gets £1m in benefits but husband had no clue
Continue Reading

Crime

Court remands teenager over alleged murder

Published

on

  An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 17-year-old, Ojo Peter, at the Correctional Centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged conspiracy and murder.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for alleged murder.

The police prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo told the Court that the defendant committed the offence on June 16, in Ado-Ekiti.

MORE READING!  Woman fakes blindness for 15 years, gets £1m in benefits but husband had no clue

He alleged that the defendant conspired with others to murder Obadare Falade, a 38-year-old man.

Leramo told the court that the defendant conspired with some mob in his neighbourhood and partook to beat up the deceased which eventually led to his death.

He noted that the offences contravened Sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

MORE READING!  Interpol arrests three Nigerians in Edo over suspected Covid-19 protective mask fraud

The prosecutor urged the Court to remand the defendant in the Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The plea of the defendant was not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered the remand of the defendant at the Correctional Centre, pending issuance of legal advice.

MORE READING!  My cabinet was void of nepotism- Obasanjo

He adjourned the case until July 30 for mention.

Continue Reading




Trending