Court Jails Abeokuta Man, Orders Him To Forfeit Toyota Lexus, Others - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Court Jails Abeokuta Man, Orders Him To Forfeit Toyota Lexus, Others

As EFCC Arrests 10 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt

                        • The suspects

-The Daily Crucible

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of one Akinrinmade Adeniyi to three months imprisonment for an offence bordering on impersonation before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

He pleaded guilty to one count charge of fraudulent impersonation contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, brought against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC.

 Aside from the jail term, the Court also ordered him to restitute his victim the sum of USD 500 (Five Hundred United States Dollars).

 He is also to forfeit his Toyota Lexus ES330, one Techno K7 phone, and one HP Laptop to the Federal Government of Nigeria through the EFCC, being part of the proceeds derived from his fraudulent act.

Meanwhile, Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC,  on Tuesday arrested 10 suspected internet fraudsters ìn two different locations in Port Harcourt,  Rivers State.  

The suspects:  Eberechi Kelvin;  Promise Amadi;  Golden Wopara;  Abraham Okparuelu;  Godwin Omeh;  Iheanacho Chigaemezu;  Paul Effiong;  Nelson Uwoajgeaga,  Samuel Collins and Meshack Aniekan were arrested at God City Estate, Rumuagu,  and Number 23,  Sam Mba Close,  off N.T.A., Akparale Road,  Port Harcourt,  Rivers State.  

The Daily Crucible learnt that they were arrested following verified  intelligence about their suspicious involvement in internet- related fraud. 

Items recovered from them include:  a blue- coloured Toyota Sienna XLE 2006 bus,   a black- coloured Mercedes Benz C240 car and an  ash-coloured  Toyota Camry car.  Others are:  11mobile phone devices, four laptops,  Automated Teller Machine(  ATM) cards ,  1 power bank and 1 bluetooth speaker. 

According to the anti - graft agency, the suspects would be charged to Court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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