In Ilorin, Kwara state, one Abubakar Abdulbashit Opeyemi, a final-year student at the University of Ilorin, and two other undergraduate students were sentenced to prison for cybercrime.
Alimi Abiodun and Idowu Rasaq Olarewaju, students at Kwara State University, KWASU, Molete and Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, respectively, are the other two prisoners.
The three undergraduates were found guilty and sentenced to varying jail terms by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin after the court found them guilty of numerous offenses brought against them by the EFCC.
The three defendants, who were each charged separately, pleaded guilty to the crime brought against them.
As a result, Abdulbashit Opeyemi was sentenced to six months in prison, with a one-year suspension.
In sentencing Abiodun, the judge gave him three months imprisonment on count one and one year imprisonment on count two, which shall be suspended for one year. He also ordered the forfeiture of his iPhone and the sum of ₦352,000 (Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand Naira) draft raised by him (the convict) to the Federal Government.
For Idowu, Justice Abdulgafar sentenced him to six months imprisonment, which shall be suspended for six months. He also ordered the forfeiture of his (the convict) 2014 Toyota Venza, 2 iPhones, HP Laptop, the sum of ₦404,414.93 (Four Hundred and Four Thousand, Four Hundred and Fourteen Naira, Ninety Three Kobo) in his First Bank account to the Federal Government