Cybercrime: Fake Chinese contractor jailed 6 months

A 22- year-old Abuja based beer parlour attendant, Olorunwa Emmanuel, aka Zhang Wei has been sentenced to bagged six months imprisonment without option of fine by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The convict impersonated a Thailand based Chinese contractor, Mr Zhang Wei to defraud two innocent Chinese citizens of Y13,000 Yuan.

The fake Chinese contractor who hails from Modakeke town in Osun State was arriagned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja sentenced the convict to Kuje prison in Abuja without option of fine to serve as deterrent to others.

EFCC through its counsel, Mrs Bamidele Akanmode had brought 2- count charges against the convict who claimed to be an attendant at a popular beer parlour in Mpape area of the capital city.

When the charges were read to him, the convict immediately pleaded guilty.

He claimed to have come from Modakeke to Abuja to hustle and struggle for work and he joined the gang of cybercrime offenders in the year 2020 from his beer selling work.

The Judge ordered EFCC to return the 13,000 Chinese Yuan to the victims of the convict. The convict who wept bitterly upon hearing of the court pronouncement was subsequently led to Kuje prison by officials of the Nigerian Prisons Service.

 

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