September 27, 2021

10 Nigerian fraudsters jailed for scamming Americans, others

The Abuja Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentencing of 10 internet fraudsters to various prison terms.

The convicts are Ulukpo Victor Obokparo, Osondu Stanley, Habib Iko-Ojo, Precious Ani, Emmanuel Philip Ikpan, Umar Farouk Mohammed, Israel Kue, Kingsley Mathew, Ibrahim Oyolade and Taiwo Samuel.

They were prosecuted before Justice Hamza Mu’azu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja for offences bordering on cheating, misrepresentation, romance scam, obtaining by false pretenses and defrauding foreigners via internet.

They pleaded guilty to their respective charges.

Following their guilty pleas, Justice Mu’azu sentenced them to prison terms, ranging between 3 to 6 months, with option of fine of N20, 000 to N100,000.

In addition, the Court ordered the forfeiture of proceeds and instrumentalities used in committing the crimes to the Federal Government.

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