Six Internet Fraudsters Convicted In Enugu
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Command, has secured the conviction and sentencing of six internet fraudsters.
They were jailed on Thursday, October 27, 2022 by Justice H.O Eya of the Enugu State High Court sitting in Enugu, on separate one -count charges bordering on cybercrime and obtaining by false pretences.
The convicts are: Prince Inyama Chidebere, Paul Ifeanyichukwu Nwanegbo, Francis Uwaeme Nnadozie, Kenneth Akwozo, Prince Edward Egwu Chukwuemeka and Chigaemezu Favour Chimereuche.
The charge against P Chukwuemeka reads: “that you PRINCE EDWARD CHUKWUEMEKA on or about the month of September 2021 in Enugu ,within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court ,with intent to defraud ,committed a felony , to wit personation ,when you falsely represented yourself to be Edward -1470 a military personnel from Tampa ,Florida in the United States of America and you thereby committed an offence of personation contrary to and punishable under Section 460 of the Criminal Code Law, Revised Edition, CAP 30 Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria,2004”.
All the defendants pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them.
Based on their “guilty” pleas, prosecution counsel, N.S Ingawa prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.
Justice Eya convicted and sentenced the six defendants to one month social service each, within Enugu to commence on Friday October 28, 2022. They also forfeited their phones to the Federal Government.