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Court sentences Kwara varsity student to three years in prison for internet fraud

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Justice Mohammed Sani of the Federal High Court, Ilorin, on Thursday sentenced a student of the Kwara State University, Aderibigbe Shehu, to three years in prison over internet fraud.

Shehu was one of the 30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Malete, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State on September 19, 2021.

The commission told the court that the defendant pretended to be a United States-based widow to defraud unsuspecting victims.

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The judge held that the prosecution had proved its case against the defendant and sentenced him to three years in prison.

He was however given an option of N982,403 fine.

Justice also ordered that the iPhone7 plus and laptop that were used to perpetrate the crime be forfeited to the Federal Government.

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