The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction of one AbdulBasit Abdullahi Yahaya before Justice A.A Bello of the Kaduna state High Court on a one count charge bordering on cybercrimes.
AbdulBasit who was arrested at Yoruba Road, Karji, Kaduna State, allegedly created two fictitious accounts on Instagram with the names of CamilaCosta6498 and Valentinardiaz266, which he used in defrauding victims whilst representing himself as United States Air Force officer.
He pleaded guilty to the charge. Consequently, Justice Bello convicted and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with the option of N 100,000 fine. He was ordered to forfeit his Samsung S7 phone which he used to commit the offence to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In another news, operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters in the Giwa Oke- Aro area of Ogun State.
The suspects are: Michelle Adesunloye Segun; Musa Kunle Ige; Lawrence Oladayo Oyeyiga; Ademide Tobi Aroyehun; Adebisi David Olalekun; Emmanuel Oluwapelumi O; Opadotun Truth Segun and Ogundare Mayowa Babatunde.
The suspects were arrested on Monday, May 15, 2023 during a sting operation at Abosede Akinlaja Street, Giwa Oke-Aro, Ogun State, following credible intelligence on the activities of some young boys involved in computer-related fraud.
Upon their arrest, three vehicles, laptop computers and iPhone devices were recovered from them.
The suspects will be charged to court once investigations have been concluded.
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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 5/17/2023 8:30:32 AM