Court Jails Undergraduate Over Internet Fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has sentenced an undergraduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University , Ago-Iwoye, Mr. Olasaidi Dare, to five years imprisonment over an attempt to obtain money under false pretences in a cyber café belonging to a former member of the National Assembly, Senator Olabode Ola in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state.

Justice Lawal Shuaibu sentenced the convict and ordered that his imprisonment should take effect from the date of his arrest.

Dare was arrested on 31 March 2008 at Friendly’s Cyber Café located at Friendly’s Hotel along Adebayo Street, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state while attempting to defraud an un-suspecting victim overseas using the internet facilities of the café.

He was arrested alongside other suspects, one of whom had earlier been convicted by the same court.

The owner of the hotel, Senator Ola, is already standing trial at an Ekiti State High Court, Ado-Ekiti, before Justice Adeyemi over an alleged illegal use of his premises and failure to register his cyber café with all regulatory agencies, including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

He is being tried along with the manager of the cafe.

The EFCC, in an operation codenamed Cyberstorm 1, raided all illegal cyber cafes all over the nation in March 2008.

The operation yielded several arrests and exposed several owners of un-registered cafes.

Dare was among those arrested and his conviction only reinforces the illegality and criminality of his actions.

Senator Bode Ola’s trial is still running in the court.

3 COMMENTS

  1. lack of sincerity among leader for economy development and infrastructural expansion lead to criminalities. internet scammer are arrested out of omoonile that defraud people what did government are doing to abolish omo onile criminal act.

  2. Which way Nigeria,yoruba man dey shout say ibo man steal him ”packaged load”,bini woman dey shout say yoruba man obtain ”bedroom pleasure” by way of deception.,ibo man dey shout say hausa man bomb him spare parts shop.Wetin we go do Nigerians?

  3. YES, IN HIGHER INSTITUTION, I BELIEVE IT IS A COURSE BEING TAUGHT NOT BY LECTURERS BUT BY FELLOW STUDENTS…….

    THEY CALL IT GS 419.
    THESE UNDREGRADS MAKE ME SHIVER WHEN I OVERHEAR WHAT COMES OUT OF THEIR MOUTH……SOME HAVE NO GOOD HOME TRAINING, THOSE THAT HAVE ARE BEING PRESSURED BY THEIR PEERS IN ” I WANT TO BELONG STANCE”..MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US.

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