In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, August, 2020

FBI Suspect Baggage Two Years For N5.9m Fraud In Kwara

FBI Suspect Bags Two Years For N5.9m Fraud In Kwara


EFCC Officers

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has secured the conviction of an web fraudster, and FBI suspect, Akinyemi Festus.

The anti-corruption company mentioned this in a press release by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Dele Oyewale.

The assertion famous that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Particular Offences Courtroom, Ikeja convicted and sentenced Festus to 2 years imprisonment for web fraud.

The convict was prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal workplace of EFCC on two counts of web fraud.

He was additionally mentioned to be on the wished listing of the Federal Bureau of Investigations of america Division of Justice.

The FBI, in a petition dated July 10, 2019, had appealed to the Ilorin Zonal workplace of the fee to make sure the arrest and prosecution of Festus for his roles in a multi-million naira worldwide rip-off.

One of many fees learn, “That you simply Abiona Akinyemi Festus (Ella Jones), someday between January 2011 and Could 2016 at Lagos, via fraudulent trick used the e-mail tackle to bypass on-line safety;

“Obtained the sum of N5, 950, 000 from retirement accounts, held by an insurance coverage firm for public employees in america of America.”

Festus pleaded responsible to the cost.

The Head of Advance Payment Fraud, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal workplace, Olamide Sadiq, reviewed the information of the case, which included that the defendant was arrested based mostly on a petition from the FBI linking him to the offence.

Justice Taiwo convicted him as charged and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment on every of the 2 counts with N300, 000 possibility of wonderful on every of the counts.

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The choose additionally ordered him to return the sums of cash he cornered to the FBI.


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