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Edo Court Jails 14 Internet Fraudsters

No fewer than 14 internet fraudsters were jailed by an Edo State High Court in Benin City, the state capital.

Earlier, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dragged them before the Justice Efe Ikponmwonba-led court for fraud.

The Benin Zonal Command of the anti graft agency arraigned the suspects each on a one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation on Tuesday.

They were identified as Gift Patrick, Lucky Paul Omofureta, Elvis John Mathew, Jeremiah Rebirth Umoru, Alex Aimuawosa Yuodegha and Daniel Mathew.

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Others are Edefe Isaiah, Ese Isaiah, Osas Igho Amos, Destiny Aghayere, Christian Oghenekewe, Godspower Osabuohien, Wisdom Christopher and Favour Osaghele.

Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal, Abuja has fixed Wednesday to consider the merit of the application the Independent National Electoral Commission filed to be allowed to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, used for the just concluded presidential election.

After the three-man panel of the court had listened to the parties, Justice Joseph High adjourned ruling on the matter till Wednesday.

Obi and LP, through their team of lawyers led by Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, said the essence of the application was to enable them to extract data embedded in the BVAS, “which represent the actual results from Polling Units.”

They equally applied to obtain the Certified True Copy of all the data in the BVAS.

“My lords, this is to ensure that the evidence is preserved before the BVAS are reconfigured by INEC. This is because if they are wiped out, it will affect the substance of the case,” Ikpeazu, SAN, added.

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