– A 21-year-old student of University of Ilorin has been charged to court by the EFCC
-The UNILORIN student was Arrested on Friday, October 2, the suspect pleaded “not guilty” prompting the presiding judge to order fresh case against him.
Legit.ng understands that the defendant’s counsel, Adewale Olatunde, told the presiding judge that his client (Abdulsamad) would like to change is guilty status to innocence.
Upon granting the defendant’s plea, Justice Oyinloye ordered that a fresh trial should begin on the suspect on an amended four-count charge.
“That you, Itanola Abdulsamad, Popoola Afolami (at large) and Olayeni Yemi (at large) sometime between 2018 and 2019, at Ilorin within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, fraudulently induced several unsuspecting foreigners vide the internet to deliver to you digital currency from which you benefited $950 (Nine Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) and thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the fight against cybercrime and advanced fraud hit a big breakthrough as the operatives of EFCC arrested 32 cyber fraudsters.
The disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, August 11, via a tweet on its official Twitter page.
EFCC said among the arrested fraudsters, three of them are serving corps members while 19 are undergraduates in Nigerian institutions.
UniIlorin Student to Face Fresh Trial for Internet Fraud, Oct 29
A University of Ilorin student, Itanola Abdulsamad will on October, 29, 2020, face fresh trial before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin for alleged internet fraud. pic.twitter.com/IBNfXWtcdE
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) October 7, 2020