The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured the conviction of the trio of Philemon Moses Cobons (aka Greg Young), Blessed Zugwai Adamu (aka James Smith) and Adajinewa Anaiah (aka Goddes Lex) before Justice A.A Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court on one count charge each bordering on cybercrime.
The convicts were arrested at different hideouts around Kaduna metropolis for alleged involvement in cybercrime. The investigation revealed that they assumed different identities to lure unsuspecting persons into phony social relationships with a view to defrauding them.
They pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them. The prosecuting counsel, E.K Garba and M.U Gadaka prayed the court to convict them accordingly.
Justice Isiaka convicted and sentenced Adamu and Anaiah to 2 years imprisonment while Cobons was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. The defendants were offered the option of a fine of N 150,000 each. In addition, they are to forfeit all proceeds of the crime to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
10 Jailed for Internet Fraud in Abuja
In a related news, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja Zonal Command, on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, secured the conviction of 10 internet fraudsters before Justice H. Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama Abuja.
The defendants are Dominic Likwa, Wisdom Ndubuisi, Sheidu Abdulqudus, Samson Chukwudi Ohanwe and Mohammed Kamal. Others are Abdulsamad Yusuf, Okoebor Chavis Odianosen, Tochukwu Ezema Trust, Chinedu Chukwuma and Timothy Oluwafemi.
They pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them.
In view of their pleas, Justice Muazu convicted and sentenced Sheidu, Ohanwe, Kamal, Yusuf, Okoebor and Chinedu to 12 months in prison or a fine of N200, 000 each. Tochukwu and Oluwafemi both bagged 9 months jail term or a fine of N100, 000 each, while Likwa is to spend 9months in jail or pay a fine of N50, 000.
In addition, the convicts are to swear to an affidavit to be of good behaviour.
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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 8/3/2023 8:43:49 PM