Two Internet fraudsters, Ridwan Garuba and Adebayo Agbabiaka, have been sentenced by the Federal High Court in Abeokuta for their involvement in fraud.
The convicts were arraigned on separate charges of fraud and impersonation.
They pleaded guilty to the charges.
Following their pleas, the counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Shamsuddeen Bashir, urged the court to convict them.
Justice Mohammed Abubakar subsequently convicted and sentenced Garuba to five months’ imprisonment with effect from the date of his arrest, while Agbabiaka was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment with effect from the date of his arrest.
The judge ordered that Garuba, who had already refunded the sum of $1,000 to his victim through the Federal Government, should forfeit his three phones.
Abubakar ordered Agbabiaka to forfeit his iPhone mobile phone to the Federal Government, being part of the benefit he derived from his fraudulent act.