Nine web fraudsters convicted in Execrable River

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The Federal Excessive Court docket in Calabar, Execrable River Tell, has convicted 9 Web fraudsters.

The Financial and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a observation stated the convicts, who pleaded guilty, had been sentenced to six months imprisonment with handiest two of them given an choice of N200,000 dazzling each and every on Monday.

Based totally on the EFCC’s observation issued by the rate’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday, the judge, Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie, ordered the defendants to make restitution to their victims and forfeit assorted gadgets to the federal government.

The convicts, per the agency, had been phase of the 21 ‘yahoo-boys’ arrested on Wednesday September 29, by operatives of the Uyo Zonal Affirm of the EFCC in a particular operation at the World Financial institution Property in Umuahia, Abia Tell.

The judge additionally convicted two other suspects- Folashade Adeyemi and Asuquo Edet- for forex counterfeiting and unlawful dealing in petroleum products, the rate additionally stated.

Read EFCC’s fleshy observation

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Court docket Convicts Nine ‘Yahoo Boys’, Two Others in Calabar

The Financial and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Uyo Zonal Affirm on Monday October 11, 2021 secured the conviction of 9 web fraudsters sooner than Justice Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie of the Federal Excessive Court docket Calabar, Execrable River Tell. They pleaded guilty to a one depend payment bordering on cybercrime.

In explore of their guilty pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Soares Adebayo prayed the courtroom to convict and sentence the defendants.

Nonetheless the defence counsel Harmless Eze S. N. Nweke Jr pleaded for leniency on the grounds that they had been first time offenders.


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After listening to each and every counsel, Justice Oghoghorie convicted and sentenced the total defendants to six months imprisonment each and every. Whereas Obioma ThankGod (alias Oliver Kudson) and Azubuine Chikwado got the choice of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000) dazzling each and every, the others had no choice of dazzling.


The defendants had been equally ordered to make restitution to their victims and forfeit assorted gadgets to the Federal Authorities.

Okechukwu Caleb (aka Richard Kudson, Oliver Smith Madison) who defrauded one Maria Zamora of the sum of One Thousand United Tell Greenbacks ($1000) used to be ordered to restitute the sum of One Million Naira(N1,000,000) to his sufferer via the EFCC, while Christopher Clinton, Chinaka McDonald, Okoye Chukwubunna, Ogugua Chukwuebuka and Egbulefu Promise had been ordered to forfeit a Lexus car with Reg. No.UNG 956 KU, iPhone 7, Nokia cell phone and HP2, Toyota car, iPhone 11 and a Toyota Camry , and cell gadgets recovered from them respectively, to the Federal Authorities if confirmed to belong to them. Otherwise, they needs to be returned to their owners.

The convicts had been phase of the 21 ‘yahoo-boys’ arrested on Wednesday September 29, 2021 by operatives of the Uyo Zonal Affirm of the EFCC in a particular operation at the World Financial institution Property in Umuahia, Abia Tell.

In a connected model, Justice Oghoghorie additionally convicted two other suspects: Folashade Adeyemi and Asuquo Edet for forex counterfeiting and unlawful dealing in petroleum products.

Whereas Folashade used to be convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment with the choice of a Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000) dazzling to be paid inner one week for being in possession of counterfeit forex (N100 bills) price Two Hundred and Twenty One Thousand Naira; Asuquo Edet used to be convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment with out the choice of a blinding. He used to be additionally ordered to forfeit the wooden boat whereby he used to be arrested, along with to the 20 drums containing 300 litres each and every of illegally refined Top payment Motor Spirit PMS.

The Salvage ruled that the products will seemingly be bought by the courtroom and the proceeds paid into the Federal Authorities story.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

12 October, 2021

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