Pastor’s Son Jailed Over Internet Fraud, among Others
Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Monday convicted a man, Emmanuel Balogun whose account in a new generation bank was unlawfully credited with N679,450 while another spare parts dealer based in Ilorin, Timothy, was also convicted by the same court.
Both Olanrewaju and Timothy were sent to one year imprisonment and six months jail respectively for possession of fraudulent funds and cybercrime offences.
The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned Timothy and Olanrewaju on separate charge of one and two counts, respectively before the court.
The prosecution alleged that Timothy 23, who claimed to be from Oyo State, allegedly disguised as one Sarah Ben, a white female of Colorado to swindle one Todd Byers of $600 through gift cards in contravention of Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code.
On the other hand, the anti-graft agency in one of the counts, accused Olanrewaju of having under his control N679,450 suspected to be unlawfully obtained and paid into his account by one of the new generation banks.
The offence, according to EFCC, contravenes Section 319 (a) of the Penal Code and punishable under same Section of the Penal Code.
The two convicts pleaded guilty to the charge against them.
Olarewaju’s father, a pastor in a New generation church Ilorin claims his son his not guilty bad he only use his brain to get money from his victims and not forcibly or with arms.
What do you think about his father’s assertion on this? His he right to have said that? Let us know your opinion on this.