Blackmailers Rele@$ed Nv!de Video of Osun State Ex-Speaker – Timothy Owoeye.
Court jails five for circulating ex-Speakers nv!de video, defrauding him of N38m.
A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, has sentenced five persons to five years’ imprisonment each for defrauding the immediate past Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, of N38 million.
The five men were also convicted on Tuesday for posting a nude video of the former lawmaker online.
The convicts: Kazeem Agbabiaka, Femi Oyebode, Abdul-Rasheed Ojonla, Babatunde Oluajo, Adebiyi Kehinde and Ismaila Azeez, were also found guilty and convicted for blackmailing and defrauding Owoeye with the video which went viral on the internet.
The ugly incident happened in 2018 when the blackma!lers rele@$ed the 13 seconds nv!de video which allegedly showed Owoeye, who represented Ilesa East Constituency in the State Assembly, taking a bath in the market place at night.
In the viral video, Owoeye was seen being accosted by a group of individuals who accused him of being involved in a ritual bath in a market square, which they further claimed was meant to ensure his success in the 2019 general election.
Agbabiaka (herbalist), Oyebode (community leader), Ojonla (community leader) and Babatunde (Prince) were convicted of conspiracy and advance-fee fraud, while Adebiyi was convicted of cyberstalking.
Throughout the trial that lasted for four years, the prosecution presented 57 exhibits, including flash drives and bank statements from Guaranty Trust Bank, Wema Bank and First Bank, amongst others.
Delivering his judgment on Tuesday, Justice Emmanuel Ayoola found five of the accused persons guilty of conspiracy, advance fee fraud and cyberstalking, among others.
Justice Ayoola established that the convicts swindled the ex-Speaker of N38 million and also posted his nude video on the internet, which caused him ridicule.
The counsel to the convicts pleaded with the Judge to temper justice with mercy on the ground that they were first time offenders and family men.
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