NYSC youth corper gets two-year Jail term for internet fraud
A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo state, Christopher Adetuberu, was on Thursday convicted by a Kwara High Court in Ilorin for offences bordering on internet fraud.
THECONSCIENCEng had reported that the Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the conviction.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Ibrahim Yusuf said that Adetuberu, 28, was found guilty of the two counts of cybercrime preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of EFCC.
Yusuf sentenced the corper to two years imprisonment with N200,000 as option of fine, adding that his conviction would serve as deterrent to others.
The court also ordered the forfeiture of a 3-Bedroom flat acquired with the proceeds of the illegal activities, a Lexus car, different brands of phones, a laptop, as well as N921, 535.49 found in the corpers bank account to the Federal Government.
Adetuberu, an indigene of Ilesha, Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun, was arrested at Ogele area of Eyenkorin, Ilorin.
The convict had in the course of investigation, revealed that he ventured into ‘Yahoo Yahoo Business’ in 2016 and had among other things, built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities.
The judge noted that there was merit in the prosecution’s case, adding that the admittance of guilt by the convinct was enough evidence to convict him.