One Festus Gbenga Ajayi, convicted for internet fraud, has bagged a one year jail term in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Ajayi was convicted by Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State, following his prosecution by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on one-count charge of criminal impersonation.
The judge also ordered that the convict forfeits his uncompleted one-storey building, located in Ado-Ekiti, a Toyota Corolla car, one gold-colour iPhone, among other proceeds of and tools of crime to the federal government.
The sum of N1,400,000 (One Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) had earlier been refunded to the government, through the EFCC.
An EFCC statement on Monday, said the convict was arrested in October, 2019 in a raid conducted in his hideout in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
“Investigations conducted by the Commission linked him to series of internet-related frauds which formed the ground for his initial arraignment on eight-count charges, bordering on criminal impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence before the charges were amended to lone-count, to which he pleaded guilty,” EFCC said.