Oyekan Abdulbaqqi Adedoyin, a prince in Lagos’ Kosofe Local Government Area, was sentenced to six months in prison by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin.
A member of the royal family was found guilty of cybercrime.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission prosecuted Oyekan and one Oni Stephen Oluwaferanmi on different accusations (EFCC).
After pleading guilty to the charges, Oyekan, 25, and Oni, both from Ilesha in Osun, were sentenced to prison.
Andrew Akoja, an EFCC lawyer, led witnesses in an assessment of the cases’ facts.
The defendants were arrested based on solid intelligence, according to the witnesses, both of whom are EFCC officers.
The prosecution presented materials recovered from the defendants as evidence, including phones, laptops, and forged emails printed from the defendants’ email addresses.
According to Justice Oyinloye, the court considered all of the material evidence presented to it, as well as the plea of guilty and the undisputed testimony of the prosecution witnesses.
The prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt, according to Oyinloye.
Prince Oyekan was condemned to six months in prison and a fine of N150,000.
The judge ordered the government to take possession of an iPhone and a Dell laptop he used to commit the offence.
Oni was sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of N350,000 by Justice Oyinloye.
He ordered that the convict’s phone be forfeited to the authorities.The convict has 78 hours to pay $775 in compensation to his victim through the EFCC or face another six months in prison.
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