A 28-year-old Osun State Indigene has been jailed for involvement in Internet fraud, popularly called Yahoo Yahoo.
The Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has jailed Adetuberu Adetoyese, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) for engaging in fraud.
This was disclosed on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Official Twitter page.
The tweet reads: “A corps member currently serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Adetuberu Christopher Adetoyese, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for internet-related fraud offences by Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.
“The court, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 found Adetuberu, 28, guilty of the two counts preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.”
The EFCC Counsel, Sesan Ola, also revealed in the Court that the convict had in the course of the investigation, admitted that he ventured into ‘Yahoo Yahoo Business’ in 2016 and had, among other things, built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities.
Justice Yusuf, while sentencing Adetuberu ordered the forfeiture of a three-bedroom flat acquired with the proceeds of the illegal activities, a Lexus car, different brands of phones, and a laptop, which are instruments of the crime as well as the sum of N921, 535.49 in his bank account to the Federal Government.
The judge, who gave the convict an option of a fine of N200,000, said his conviction would serve as a deterrent to others.
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