An Ibadan-based internet fraudster, Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluwaseun, has been jailed four months for sharing pornographic and indecent images through his email address – [email protected]
Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan judicial division, handed down the verdict after Oyesanmi pleaded guilty to a one-count amended charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office.
According to EFCC operatives, Oyesanmi was fond of sending pornographic pictures through his email address to pose to his victims as a woman, with the intention to extort money from them.
He was arrested on January 31, 2019 following a complaint from one Micheal Clark, whom he had defrauded of a sum of $500.
The anti-graft agency initially filed a six-count charge of documents forgery and obtaining through false pretence against Oyesanmi but it was replaced with the lone-count charge of sending pornographic and indecent pictures following his lawyer’s request for a plea bargain and the suspect’s display of remorse during investigation.
The lone charge against him read: That you Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluseun, on about 31 January, 2019 at Ibadan with the Ibadan juristidiction of this Honorable Court, knowingly sent pornographic and indecent pictures with email ([email protected]) through a computer system and network to one Micheal Clark and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 24(1)(a) and punishable under Section 24(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.
In consonance with the terms of the plea bargain, the judge sentenced Oyesanmi to four months imprisonment with effect from his day of arrest.
Apart from returning his victim’s $500, Oyesanmi will forfeit his iPhone 8 plus, Hp laptop charger and wristwatch to the government.