A twenty-one yr previous pupil of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, in Kwara State, Olaleye Rosheed, on Thursday bagged twelve months jail time period over offences bordering on tried dishonest and web fraud.
He was sentenced by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Ilorin.
Olaleye was prosecuted on one-count cost by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
The cost sheet learn; “That you simply, Olaleye Rosheed (Christiana Lopez) someday in January,2021 at Ilorin throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom, pretended to be one Christiana Lopez, a white feminine with a gmail account christianalopez [email protected] and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 95 of the Penal Code and punishable below Part 324 of the identical Penal code.”
The defendant pleaded responsible when the cost was learn to him in courtroom.
Following his plea, the Counsel to the anti-graft company, Sesan Ola reviewed the info of the case by an operative of the fee, who narrated how intelligence led to the arrest of the defendant on July 24,2021.
The witness informed the courtroom that a number of fraudulent messages printed from Olaleye’s electronic mail, together with the iPhone recovered from him on the level of arrest, have been tendered and admitted in proof.
Delivering judgement, Justice Oyinloye mentioned “I’ve rigorously thought of the info and circumstances of this case, particularly the lone depend cost, the plea of guilt entered by the defendant, his extra-judicial statements and unchallenged testimonies of the prosecution witness.
“This honorable courtroom holds the view that the prosecution has succeeded in proving its case past affordable doubt.”
“This courtroom finds the defendant responsible of the allegation levelled in opposition to him and he’s hereby convicted,” the trial decide declared.
After listening to the plea made by the defence counsel, Justice Oyinloye sentenced Olaleye to at least one yr imprisonment with an possibility of N200,000 high quality.
The iPhone recovered from him was additionally forfeited to the Federal Authorities.