Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin on Monday, May 23, 2022, convicted an Ado-Ekiti based fraudster, Ajewole Oluseyi David, for offences bordering on internet fraud.
The judge also ordered the forfeiture of a duplex situated at Lekki, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, worth over N60million and one RS 350 Lexus car worth more than N6 million, which the convict procured with proceeds from his illegal activities.
Ajewole was prosecuted alongside seven other fraudsters over similar offence by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
These fraudsters include: Ebenezer Olamilekan Apata from Akure, Ondo State; Obadun Abiodun Taofeek from Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State; Ayeni Kayode from Iludun-Ekiti, Ekiti State; Alade Oluwatosin Daniel from Owo/Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Others are; Ojo Tobi from Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State; Adeyemi Segun from Esa-Oke Local Government Area of Osun State and Akinrinmola Olumide.
The convicts were among the 30 fraud suspects arrested by EFCC operatives during a sting operation in Ado-Ekiti, on April 26, 2022, except for Adeyemi Segun that was arrested in Ogbomosho Area of Oyo State sometime in October 2021.