Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Friday, August 12, 2022 sentenced a 25-year-old boutique owner, Muhammed Soliu, from Woru, Ilorin East Local Government Area of the State to 18months imprisonment for offences bordering on internet fraud.
The judge found Muhammed guilty on the three counts levelled against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC and consequently pronounced a prison term of 6months on each count, to run concurrently.
Muhammed’s journey to prison started on August 2, 2022 when operatives of the EFCC, while acting on intelligence on the infamous activities of some internet fraudsters in Ilorin, traced him to his house located at Oke-Ose area of the metropolis, where he was arrested.
Investigation into the case revealed that Muhammed, in the course of his illegal deals benefited over N28million, part of which he used to build a house, establish a boutique and purchase a Toyota Camry car.
The defendant pleaded guilty when the three count charges were read to him.