Boutique Owner Jails 18 Months For Cybercrime In Ilorin

Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Friday, August 12, 2022 jaild a 25-year-old boutique owner, Muhammed Soliu, for cybercrime.

The convict who hailed from Woru, Ilorin East Local Government Area of the State was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for offences bordering on internet fraud.

Muhammed was found guilty on the three counts preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Yusuf, pronounced a prison term of 6months on each count, to run concurrently.

Muhammed’s journey to prison started on August 02, 2022 when operatives of the EFCC, while acting on intelligence on the infamous activities of some internet fraudsters in Ilorin, traced him to his house located at Oke-Ose area of the metropolis, where he was arrested.

Investigation into the case revealed that Muhammed, in the course of his illegal deals benefited ovea millionon, part of which he used to build a house, establish a boutique and purchase a Toyota Camry car.

The defendant pleaded guilty when the three-count charges were read to him.

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