Alleged £15,000 Fraud: EFCC arraigns suspected Anthony Joshua’s impersonators

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The Economic and Monetary Crimes Rate (EFCC) has arraigned two suspected Web fraudsters for alleged impersonation of the British-Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua.

The accused are Ukhuriegbe Irekpitan and Onyekwa Chinedum, in step with a assertion by EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday.

One of the suspected Internet fraudsters
Among the suspected Web fraudsters

The commission stated the duo had been arraigned by its Benin, Edo Negate zonal office sooner than a prefer of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court, S. M. Shuaibu on Monday.

Every of the defendants faces two counts, EFCC stated.

Basically primarily primarily based on part of the costs, the defendants had been accused of allegedly sending electronic messages to two girls and defrauding them of the sums of £10,000 and £5,491,23 respectively in London, the capital of England sometime in 2019.

Their offences are stated to be punishable below part 14 (2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, And an excellent deal of others) Act 2015.

Expenses

Among the counts against indubitably one of Mr Joshua’s alleged impersonators, reads “that you just Onyekwe Joshua Chinedum (a.ample.a Anthony Joshua) sometime in 2019 did with intent to defraud despatched electronic messages which materially misrepresent information to Samantha Johnson, a lady in London which messages she relied upon and which made her to endure financial loss within the sum of £10,000 thereby committing an offence punishable below part 14 (2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, And an excellent deal of others) Act 2015.”

Among the costs against Ukhuriegbe Glory Irekpitan reads: “That you just Ukhuriegbe Glory Irekpitan, sometime in 2018, did with intent to defraud despatched electronic messages which materially misrepresent information to Mrs Zahra Bagun, a lady in London which messages she relied on and which triggered her to endure the financial loss within the sum of £5,491.23 pounds, equal of N2,306,220 and thereby committed an offence punishable below Part 14(2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, And an excellent deal of others) Act 2015.”

Now not responsible

The defendants pleaded no longer responsible to the costs most traditional against them.

The prosecution counsel, I.M. Elody asked for a trial date and for the defendants to be remanded within the custody of the Correctional Carrier.

One of the suspected Internet fraudsters
Among the suspected Web fraudsters

The counsel to the defendants pleaded with the court to remand them in EFCC custody, a transfer that used to be adversarial by the EFCC counsel.

The prefer adjourned the topic till October 21, and ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Benin City.


Also, ultimate week, the Kwara Negate High Court in Ilorin imposed a 28 years’ imprisonment on a self-styled Alfa, Jamiu Isiaka, for implementing the Special Adviser to the President on Media, Femi Adeshina, and a oldschool Community Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, to defraud a South Korean Nationwide, Keun Sig Kim, of N30m, in step with a file by The Punch newspaper.

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