Four jailed for internet fraud in Enugu

Four internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys arraigned before Justice F. O. Giwa Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court Enugu, Enugu State were convicted on charges bordering on forgery and impersonation to defraud.

The Enugu Zonal Command of the EFCC, on Friday January l4, 2022, secured their conviction after arresting them base on credible intelligence reports on the activities of fraudsters swindling unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income within Enugu and its environs..

Phones, laptops including the fraudulent messages printed out of their phones and laptops as well as their confessional statements were tendered and admitted in evidence by the court.

Justice Ogunbanjo said the court placed reliance on the unchallenged testimonies of the prosecution witnesses and all the exhibits tendered saying the prosecution had established its case beyond reasonable doubts.

Consequently, three of the convicts, Orji Okpara Chimaobi, Ngene Emmanuel and Okechukwu Kelvin were sentenced to 2 years in prison with option of fine of One Million Naira each, while Eneh Nelson Chukwudire was sentenced to one year with option of One Million Naira fine.

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