Court jails 17 internet fraudsters in EnuguPublished on November 15, 2021By Wale Odunsi

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of 17 internet fraudsters.

 

The anti-graft agency arraigned them on November 11 before Justice I. M. Buba of the Federal High Court in Enugu.

 

The defendants include Augustine Dimgba Ikeoha, Orji Patrick Onyebuchi, Egwu Collins Somto, Echezona Emmanuel Nwoye, Ohazuruike Christian.

 

Emeli Ikenna, Echebiri Ifeanyichukwu Victor, Echefulam Uche, Ameh David Owenchochi, Tasie Henry Nzube, Ene Ndukaku Chinwendu, Innocent Chukwuemeka.

 

 

The rest are Onyebuchi Victor Okwaodu, Ikeja Eyerinbi, Chukwu Miracle, Emmanuel Murewa and Ejike Prince.

 

They faced separate charges bordering on criminal impersonation and obtaining money by false pretences.

 

Their offence was contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i)(ii)(iii) and punishable under Section 22(2)(b) of the Cybercrimes(Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act 2015.

 

 

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren announced their conviction in a statement on Monday.

 

Justice Buba sentenced 15 of them to one year imprisonment with an option of N1million fine. They will forfeit their phones to the federal government.

 

Ohazuruike Christian was sentenced to one year imprisonment with an option of N500,000 fine. His phone is also now a property of federal government.

165 thoughts on “Court jails 17 internet fraudsters in Enugu”
    1. Everybody wants to get rich quick without working for the money. They don’t know that to become successful requires alot of harwork and perseverance

    2. Court jails 17 internet fraudsters in EnuguPublished on November 15, 2021By Wale Odunsi

      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of 17 internet fraudsters.

      1. Court jails 17 internet fraudsters in EnuguPublished on November 15, 2021By Wale Odunsi

        The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of 17 internet fraudsters.

  1. Chai sorry 😐 to Nigeria
    What do Nigeria expect citizens to do when their is no food every time you hear that politician collect this amount of money in dollars not even naira.
    When their is no job and the price of food stuffs are going up every day.lets imagine indomie table is now3000 naira and somepeople get paid 15k naira a month check out the low income and the high cost of food. da say we are the leaders of tomorrow but that leard their own tomorrow and they are leading our own tomorrow. How is that faer
    The EFCC don’t even won’t to see any young boy progress
    I am not surprised that they are trying to blackmail those boys or blackmail the biafrans.

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  3. Court jails 17 internet fraudsters in EnuguPublished on November 15, 2021By Wale Odunsi
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of 17 internet fraudsters.

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