INTERNET FRAUD: Graduate Bags 4 Months Jail Term for Internet Fraud
A graduate of Criminology and Security Services, Adeusi Demola Olatunji, was on Monday sentenced to four months imprisonment after being found guilty of an internet-related offence filed against him by the EFCC in Ibadan. Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, pronounced Olatunji guilty on a one-count amended charge of criminal impersonation.
Olatunji alias Piero Luchas was originally arraigned on a six-count charge to which he pleaded not guilty. The one-count charge he was convicted of was consequent upon a plea bargain agreement he later had with the commission. He pleaded guilty to the amended charge when read to him on Monday.
The convict, who claimed to have graduated from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, in 2014, was arrested on February 8, 2019, at Ibadan. His modus operandi, according to EFCC investigation, was to present himself as Piero Luchas, a white male with email address, email@example.com, to dupe his victims. Besides the four months jail term, Adeusi was also ordered to refund the sum of $1,800 as restitution to one of his victims. He will also forfeit his Infinix phone, iPhone 6 and a Toshiba laptop to the Federal Government being part of the benefits he derived from his fraudulent act.
Source (Daily Trust, Tuesday, May 14th, 2019)