NigeriaKwara Student Convicted For Possessing Dollars Unlawfully

Kwara Student Convicted For Possessing Dollars Unlawfully

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Ilorin, Nigeria – A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday convicted Basheeru Seyi, a student of Kwara Polytechnic, Ilorin for offences bordering on internet fraud to the tune of $9,891.

Kwara Student Convicted For Possessing Dollars Unlawfully
Kwara student, Basheeru Seyi convicted for unlawful possession of dollars |Courtesy

The presiding Judge, Adebayo Yusuf sentenced the defendant to six months’ imprisonment with an option to pay N200,000 fine.

Mr Yusuf also ordered the convict to forfeit his car, one iPhone XR, and HP laptop to the federal government.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had charged with “having unlawfully obtained” hard currency under his control “and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319A of the Penal Code.”

The convict pleaded guilty to the charge. Following his plea, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case through a witness, an operative of the commission.

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The witness tendered the extrajudicial statements of the defendant, HP laptop, one RX 330 Lexus Car and one phone in evidence of the crime against the defendant.

The counsel urged the court to convict the defendant as charged. (NAN)

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