…Another Convict Sentenced To Sweeping Ilorin Streets

By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin

A set of twin brothers, who are into internet fraud activities, have been arrested by the Economic and Fiancial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The twin brothers are; Kehinde Adebayo and Taiye Adebayo, who were picked up for their alleged involvement in offences bordering on internet fraud.

The Ilorin Zonal Office of EFCC at the weekend said the suspects were arrested at their hideout in Ilorin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, following intelligence received by the Commission on their activities.

It was disclosed that the analysis conducted so far on the phone handsets and laptops found on the accused linked them to the alleged offence.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed, according to the EFCC.

Meanwhile, an Ilorin High Court had sentenced a 24-year-old undergraduate, Salau Olumide, to three months community service over his roles in offences bordering on internet frauds.

The Ilorin EFCC had dragged the convict before the court, presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, on a one-count charge punishable under section 324 of the penal code law.

According to the judgment, the 24-year-old Olumide would sweep the popular Tanke Road starting from GTB junction to Abulennla furniture, University Road, Tanke, Ilorin, starting from September 7 to December 7, 2020.

It would be recalled that since COVID-19 and its prescribed preventive protocols by the National Council on Disease Control, NCDC, persons convicted by the courts are no longer sent to Correctional Centres (prison yards).

Justice Oyinloye, delivering judgment, had said, “This honourable court sentences you, Salau Olumide, to pay a fine of N50,000 (fifty thousand naira). You are also sentenced to perform a community service by clearing and sweeping the road and drainages along the road leading to Tanke from GTB junction through to the junction close to Abulenla furniture.

“The convict is to make himself available to the non-custodial service unit of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Madala, Ilorin, for proper profiling and documentation, failure to do so would attract to him six months imprisonment.

“The convict is to provide notes on or immediately after 7th of December 2020 to the Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice, Kwara State, confirming that the convict actually performed or observed the non-custodial sentence.”

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