A corps member currently serving in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Adetuberu Adetoyese, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for internet fraud.
Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, on Thursday, found 28-year-old Adetuberu guilty of the two counts of cybercrime preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The court was told that operatives of the EFCC, while acting on intelligence over the activities of the fraudsters also known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo,’ within Ilorin metropolis and its environs arrested Adetuberu at Ogele, a suburb of Ilorin last week Wednesday.
The convict hailed from Ilesa, Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, the court heard.
EFCC Counsel, Sesan Ola, told 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.
Adetuberu pleaded guilty to the two charges preferred against him.
While sentencing Adetuberu, the judge 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.