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15 Internet Fraudsters Imprisoned By Abuja Court

No fewer than 15 internet fraudsters were imprisoned by Justice O. I. Adelaja of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court Kubwa.

The convicts were sentenced to jail various jail terms.

The convicts were identified as, Emmanuel Ndubuisi Junior, Obinna Favour, Azuh Chidubem, Christopher Enaho, Abdullahi Sani, Atoyebi Damilare James, Chinonso Peter and Israel Samuel.

Others are, Matthew Gideon, Eugene Joseph Boniface, Derick Beshel, Suleiman Dauda, Aliu Dauda, Ikechukwu Idris and Godwin Ifeanyi.

One of the charges read: “that you Emmanuel Ndubuisi Junior aka Daniel Howard sometime in 2021 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did cheat by personation when you misrepresented yourself to be one Daniel Howard a citizen of Brazil and a crypto investment manager on Gmail address danielhowardsteve@gmail.com with intent to defraud whereby you obtained the sum of Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($7,800) from one Sophia and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code Act (Abuja) Cap 532, LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 324 of the same Act”.

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Earlier, all the defendants pleaded guilty to the one-count charges preferred against them.

Based on their pleas, Justice Adelaja convicted and sentenced Junior to a one-year jail term or an option of a fine of N2 million.

He also forfeited $7,800 to the Federal Government while Favour bagged a one-year jail term or an option of fine of N1 million.

Chidubem also bagged a one-year jail term with an option of a fine of N1 million while Ifeanyi bagged a one-year jail term or a fine of N500,000.

Other convicts had non-custodial sentencing of diverse hours of community service to be supervised by officers of the Correctional Service.

All convicts are also to forfeit their phones to the Federal Government.

The judge held that their actions have given Nigeria a bad abroad.


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