A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, capital of the State of Osun, has convicted and sentenced an internet fraudster known as Yahoo boy, Amusa Abdulhakeem Oluwasegunfunmi.
Oluwasegunfunmi, according to a press statement by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was sentenced to eight months of community service for fraudulent impersonation.
The sentence requires him to clean the toilets of Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo.
Also, the court ordered that the convict’s attendance register be kept by the School Principal and submitted on completion of his term.
Oluwasegunfunmi was part of the five convictions secured by the EFCC before the Federal and State High Courts in Ibadan, Oyo State and Osogbo.
At the State High Court in Ibadan, four cyber fraudsters, Ajisafe Sodiq Olaide, Lawal Samuel Morenikeji, Osuolale Abdullahi Abiodun, and Olamilekan Ridwan Taofeek were convicted on separate one-count charges each for offences relating to cyber-fraud.
According to EFCC, all the convicts pleaded guilty to the charges against them when they were arraigned in court.
Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, sentenced Olaide to six months of community service for obtaining money by false pretence.
In a different judgment, Justice Omolara Adeyemi of another Oyo State High Court convicted and sentenced Morenikeji to six months of community service; and Abiodun and Taofeek to one week of community service respectively.
The courts ordered that the convicts restitute their victims and forfeit all items recovered from them to the Federal Government.