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Kwara Poly student jailed 6 months for $9,891 fraud

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The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, October 14, 2022 secured the conviction of 31-year-old Bashiru Azeez Seyi, a student in the Marketing Department of Kwara State Polytechnic, for offences bordering on internet fraud.


Bashiru, a native of Oyan in Odo-Otin Local Government Area, Osun State, was prosecuted on one count by the EFCC before Justice Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.


The charge reads: “That you, Bashiru Azeez Seyi, sometime between July, 2020 and January, 2022 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court knowingly had under your control the gross sum of $9,891 (Nine Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety One United States Dollars) which you knew to be unlawfully obtained and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319A of the Penal Code”


He pleaded guilty to the charge.


Following his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to convict the defendant as charged.


Justice Yusuf, in his judgment sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment with N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only) as option of fine.


The judge also ordered the forfeiture of the convict’s car, one iPhone XR, and Hp laptop to the Federal Government.