Justice S.A. Amobeda of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State on Monday, April 15, 2019, convicted and sentenced Chigozie Bright, Kingsley Anyasor, Osinachi Samdavid, Oyasi Desmond, Benice Anosike and Martins Ekpemadu to six months in prison each, for internet fraud.
The six convicts were said to have committed the offences at different times and charged separately by the Uyo Zonal Office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Anyasor alias Rasha Ademar on March 3, 2019, pretended to be Rasha Ademar of Instanbul, Turkey using same to obtain money from one Jorge Davila.
Oyasi alias James Williams on the other hand, pretended to be a caucasian male and obtained as much as $226,578.96(Two Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy Eight Dollars Ninety Six Cents) from one Ribeiro Anthonia a Hong Kong Nationale, between March 5 and June 19, 2019.
Ekpemadu alias Selda Abu on April 2, 2019, also faked his identity and succeeded in defrauding one Ivan Horvat.
They pleaded "guilty" to the offence.
In view of the guilty plea and the plea bargain agreement between the prosecution and the defence, Justice Amobeda convicted them accordingly, and gave each of them an option of N100,000 as fine.
They were also ordered to forfeit all the instruments used in committing the said crime, to the Federal Government, including their three bedroom and two bedroom apartments.
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April 16, 2019