Court Jails Five Youths For Internet Fraudsters In Edo

Court Jails Five Youths For Internet Fraudsters In Edo
Internet Fraudsters
Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City has convicted and sentenced five internet fraudsters to various jail terms.

The convicts are Jacob Sunday, Olarenwaju Adewale, Emmanuel Tomiwa Ajayi, Adewale Elufadejin Festus, and Seyi Olumeko.

Sunday and Adewale were jailed on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, while the trio of Ajayi, Festus, and Olumeko were jailed on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

They were jailed after pleading guilty to one-count separate charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents upon arraignment by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The charge against Ajayi reads: "that you Emmanuel Tomiwa Ajayi (m) on or about 12th February 2024 in Benin City, Edo State, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court did have in your possession documents which you knew or ought to have known contain a pretense and thereby committed an offense contrary to sections 6 and 8 (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act.2006 and punishable under section 1(3)of same Act."

All the defendants pleaded guilty to their respective charges when they were read to them, prompting prosecution counsels, I.K Agwai, K. Y. Bello, and A.A.Ibrahim to pray the court to convict and sentence them accordingly. However, counsel to the defendants pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as they have become remorseful for their actions.

Justice Ikponmwonba convicted and sentenced Sunday, Adewale, Olumeko, and Festus to three years imprisonment or a fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) each while Ajayi bagged three years imprisonment or a fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).

The judge ordered that the convicts forfeit their phones, balances in their various bank accounts being proceeds of crime to the Federal Government of Nigeria. All the convicts are to undertake in writing to be of good behavior afterward.

The convicts’ road to the Correctional Centre began following their arrest by operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Commission based on actionable intelligence regarding their involvement in fraudulent activities.

Category: World-News
Tag: Court Jails Five Youths For Internet Fraudsters In Edo
Written by Author (author)
Published 3/5/2024 11:01:31 PM

Join us on:
Facebook | WhatsApp Community
| Twitter| WhatsApp Channel
How would you react to this story?
Thump Up Thumb Down
Thumb Up Thumb Up
0 0

Trending News

Ownership Crisis Rocks Benin City as Igodomigodo Asks Oba of Benin to Return To Ile-Ife

Many Fear Dead As Flight Vehicle Fell in Makurdi

Lady Runs Mad After She Was Dropped From A Tricycle By Suspected Yahoo Boys

Uproars as Suspected Yahoo Boy Brags 100 Nigerian Policemen Guide Him Daily

Aregbesola Dragged for Violating State Policy At Iwo Ramadan Lecture

First Class Graduate Die After Completing 21-Day Fasting Allegedly Ordained By Her Pastor To Cure Ailment

Obi Cubana Share Touching Story When His Wife Paid His Price

Divorced Single Mother of One Shares How Family and Pride Made Her Loose Her Husband In A Sorrowful Way

Uproars As A Pastor Said God Failed Wigwe Despite Dashing Church One Billion Naira

Wigwe and Mr. Ibu Died of Inherited Curses, Apostle Suleiman Revealed

Load More

Hey!
You cannot submit comment on this topic because you are not currently login. You can choose to Login or Create an Account then you are good to join the discussion.


Author Author (Entrant )
1 months ago
0     0     0 Replies    

Most Recent Comments         Load More Comments

Free CBT Exams
Take Exam