Man Sentenced To Four Months Imprisonment for Obtaining $5,700 Gift Cards by Fraud

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High court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced one Damilare Tolu Ogunleke to four months in prison for internet fraud.

The convict was arraigned before Justice Ladiran Akintola by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on amended three-count charge for obtaining gift cards worth $5,700 USD (Five Thousand, Seven Hundred United States Dollars) by fraud, contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo 2000.

After reading his charges before the court, Ogunleke pleaded guilty to all the charges upon which prosecution counsel, Lanre Abdulrasheed, prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly, while his counsel, Tunde Olupona, informed the court that his client had made full restitution to his victim and urged the court to temper justice with mercy.

Ogunleke was sentenced to four months imprisonment and ordered to restitute his victim the sum of $1, 042 (One Thousand and Forty-two United States Dollars), and would also forfeit his Lexus IS350, a phone and an iPad to the federal government.

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