Their offences bordered on impersonation, obtaining money under false pretence, obtaining property by false pretence and forgery.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has secured the conviction and sentencing of the Director of Logistics of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Chapter, Adeyemi Israel Abiodun, to one-year imprisonment for internet-related fraud.
EFCC in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Head Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said Abiodun was among 40 persons convicted on separate one-count charges before four judges of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan.
He said the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Commission prosecuted the convicts.
“Their offences bordered on impersonation, obtaining money under false pretence, obtaining property by false pretence and forgery contrary to Sections 419, 467, 484, 516 and 508 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000,” the statement read.