Three Internet Fraudsters Jailed

Three Internet Fraudsters Jailed

Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, AkwaIbom State has convicted and sentenced three internet fraudsters to different jail terms for offences bordering on criminal impersonation, internet fraud and possession of fraudulent documents.

This was contained in a statement by the Spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Dele Oyewale, on Monday.

The statement noted that the convicts, Abraham Itoro Sunday, EzeaChidera Charles and Udoh Christopher Gabriel were convicted by Justice ChigozieSergiusOnah upon their arraignment by the Uyo Zonal Command of EFCC, on one-count separate charge bordering on cybercrimes.

The suspects pleaded guilty to all the charges.

Based on their pleas, Prosecution counsels, EnobongUbokudom and Farida Bukar prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

Delivering judgment, Justice Onah convicted and sentenced Sunday and Charles to six months imprisonment each with an option of a fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira only, while Gabriel bagged five months jail term with an option of a fine of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only.

The court also ordered that the three smartphones used by the convicts to perpetrate the crimes be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.


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