A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has sentenced Opeyemi Folarin and Ogunseye Olamilekan for fraudulent impersonation.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office said it secured the conviction of the two accused persons on Wednesday.
According to the EFCC’s Head, Media, and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Folarin who claimed to be a 27-year-old Higher National Diploma student of The Polytechnic Ibadan, and Ogunseye who also claimed to be a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, were found guilty of a separate amended count of impersonation.
The offense is said to be contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) and punishable under Section 22(2)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act.
The two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charges.
Justice Patricia Ajoku ordered that Folarin should forfeit his Orange color iPhone XR to the Federal Government while Ogunseye was ordered to restitute the sum of $700USD (seven Hundred United States of American Dollars) to his victim.
As well, Ogunseye is to forfeit his silver iPhone 6, one Apple series 6 watch, one Apple MacBook, and one PlayStation 4 Gamepad, to the federal government of Nigeria.