A Federal High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, has sentenced Oyedotun Adebowale, a 19-year-old undergraduate, to 2 years of jail time for internet fraud.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Ilorin Zonal Command, which prosecuted Adebowale on one count before Justice Muhammed Sani, said N21 million was discovered in the bank account of the Kwara State Polytechnic undergraduate.

The EFCC said; “Investigations had earlier revealed that Oyedotun had under his possession over N21m suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities and a Toyota Camry, which he purchased using his mother’s name.”

Sesan Ola, counsel for the EFCC, reviewed the facts of the case and presented the defendant’s extrajudicial statements, iPhone 12 Promax, the key and particulars of a Toyota Camry confiscated from him, and a N350,000 draft, all of which were allowed into evidence.

Adebowale was arraigned in court and was slapped with two years sentence in prison and a fine of N300,000 after pleading guilty.

Instablog9ja reports that Justice Sani ordered that items found in his possession must be forfeited to the federal government.

See how Nigerians reacted to this news below;

officialbobbyfrederick wrote; ‘While those stealing billions are not in prison yet , justice in this country is only for the poor 😏

vabecthehistorian wrote; ‘Hmm. I’ve not seen the Accountant General of the Federation and Accountant General of Rivers paraded oooo. Life is just so unfair. Regardless, we move.’

brainzz96 wrote; But if ma politician we no go hear all this yeye English wey Una Dey speak from court 😢’

ngworionly wrote; ‘Not supporting fraud, but efcc should use this same energy to sentence the looting politicians not just broadcasting their names