Ilorin Judge sentences Corps Member to 2-year imprisonment

Adebayo Adenrele



Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, has sentenced a serving corps member in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Adetuberu Christopher Adetoyese to two years imprisonment for internet fraud.

The Judge also ordered the forfeiture of a 3-Bedroom flat acquired by him, with the proceeds of the illegal activities.

The property also include a Lexus car, different brands of phones and a laptop, which are instruments of the crime as well as the sum N921, 535.49 in his bank account to the Federal Government.

The court, on Thursday, found Adetuberu, 28, guilty of the two counts preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The judge, who, however, gave the convict an option of fine of N200, 000 said his conviction would serve as deterrence to others.

It would be recalled that operatives of the EFCC while acting on intelligence recently arrested Adetuberu, who hailed from Ilesha, Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun State at Ogele area of Eyenkorin, Ilorin.

The convict had in the course of investigation revealed that he ventured into ‘Yahoo Yahoo Business’ in 2016 and had among other things built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities.