Crimes: EFCC sends Five to Prison, Three in Kaduna Two in Makurdi

Crime: EFCC sends Five to Prison, Three in Kaduna Two in Makurdi
Yahoo Boys convicted by EFCC
Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna State, has convicted and sentenced one Solomon Nnamdi Eke (a.k.a Kelvin James) to three years imprisonment on a one count amended charge bordering on cybercrime.

The defendant was arrested by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at Kurudu Phase 5, Abuja, alongside 24 others following intelligence on his alleged internet fraud-related activities.

Investigation revealed that he operated a Facebook account with the name Kelvin James. Further investigation showed he impersonated an agent of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation by name John Smith.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Justice Khobo, convicted and sentenced the defendant to three years imprisonment with an option of N150,000.00 fine.

He is to also forfeit an Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Two Convicted For Cybercrime in Makurdi

Yahoo guys in Makurdi
Yahoo guys in Makurdi


In a related development, the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of the duo of Adegunwa Oluwaseyi Ayuba and Moses Hamidu on separate one count charge before Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court, sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The convicts were arrested by the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Commission sometime in the 2021 for cyber-fraud related activities in Makurdi, Benue State.

They pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them by the Commission.

Consequently, Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced Adegunwa to one year imprisonment and ordered him to restitute the sum of N1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) being the proceeds of the crime to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The convict is to further forfeit his iPhone 12 Pro Max, which was the instrument used in perpetrating the crime, and an Acura Car with registration number Lagos FST 667GK to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

He will, in addition, pay a fine of N500,000 only to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Similarly, Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced Moses to one year imprisonment or a fine of N100,000.

Category: World-News
Tag: Crime EFCC sends Five to Prison Three in Kaduna Two in Makurdi
Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 6/5/2023 8:03:25 PM

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