Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court in Ilorin on Friday convicted and sentenced six persons to prison over internet-related fraud.
The suspects were arrested and arraigned by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC.
The convicts include: Abdulrahaman Ridwan, who claimed to be a farmer at Jebba, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State; Yinus Lateef Shola, a fashion designer from Omupo in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State and Jimoh Ahmed Adeola from Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Others are Yinus Muiz Iyanda, Ridwan Oladimeji from Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State and one Gideon Thomas.
The defendants, who were arraigned on separate charges, pleaded guilty to their respective counts.
Following their pleas, Aliyu A. Adebayo, Sesan Ola and Rasheedat Alao who prosecuted the cases on behalf of the Commission drew the attention of the court to the admittance of guilt by the defendants and their confessional statements and urged the court to convict and sentence the defendants.
In his judgment, Justice Sani said the court was satisfied with the evidence adduced by the prosecution and pronounced the defendants guilty of their respective charges.