EFCC has disclosed that six internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys have been sentenced to various prison terms by Nigerian courts. Five of the convicts were jailed for fraudulent impersonation by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.
According to the EFCC, among them, Olawale Ayorinde Abdulaliyu was sentenced to three months imprisonment; Josiah Olafuyi to four months, Abdul-Salam Abubakar and Blessing Opeyemi Omoyajowo got six months each, while, Bolaji John Alegbe was sentenced to seven months jail term.
The sixth suspect, Aremu Oluwatosin Akindele, was tried by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Abeokuta and sentenced to 11 months imprisonment.
The anti-graft commission said all the convicts were mandated to restitute their respective victims, through the federal government the sums of money they defrauded them.
Five of the convicts: Josiah Olafuyi; Abdul-Salam Abubakar; Blessing Opeyemi Omoyajowo, Bolaji John Alegbe and Olawale Ayorinde Abdulaliyu, were tried by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan for fraudulent impersonation.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) June 30, 2020