Despite the recent rigorous clampdowns on cyber criminals by the EFCC, it is quite unfortunate that many youths still continue on this path. During the course of this week, a Yahoo boy lost his ₦13million car to the Federal Govt as he bags 2yrs jail time for fraud. The Zonal command of EFCC in Ilorin charged the suspected internet fraudster to court and got him convicted for his crimes.
This is the face of the young man that lost his ₦13million car to FG after being convicted of internet fraud
Press reports identified the young man as Olukayode Emmanuel Olamilekan, a 26yrs-old man who hails from Akure – the capital city of Ondo State. He was arraigned before a Federal high court in Ilorin, Kwara State where his case was judged. Media sources claim that the young man was found guilty of a 2-count charge bordering on internet fraud and cybercrimes. As of the time he was being tried in court, the suspect reportedly owned a Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV worth ₦13million.
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The young man recently convicted for internet fraud in Ilorin was said to be having no “defined” job. He was accused of purchasing his Mercedes-Benz SUV from the proceeds of his fraudulent activities on the internet. This is the reason why the young man has now forfeited the expensive Benz car and some of his belongings to the Federal government. All of the items recovered from the young man include the following:
- Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV
- Infinix smartphone
- HP laptop
- Iphone 12
The high court in Ilorin has sentenced the arrested “Yahoo Yahoo” boy to a total of two years imprisonment with an option of ₦300,000 on each of his count's charges. It should be noted that the young were actually arrested alongside 29 others in Ado-Ekiti on the 26th of April 2022. The remaining fraudsters will probably be charged to court anytime soon as well.