Abuja, Nigeria: On August 2, 2023, in front of Justice H. Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory’s High Court, Maitama Abuja, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja Zonal Command, successfully obtained the apprehension of 10 cyber scammers.
In addition, the accused are Samson Chukwudi Ohanwe, Mohammed Kamal, Wisdom Ndubuisi, Sheidu Abdulqudus, and Dominic Likwa. Other people include Timothy Oluwafemi, Chinedu Chukwuma, Okoebor Chavis Odianosen, Abdulsamad Yusuf, and Tochukwu Ezema Trust.
They admitted guilt to the accusations brought against them.
The charge that was filed against the accused Chinedu elaborates, “That you, Chinedu Chukwuma, sometime in 2022 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did cheat by personation when you created an Instagram account pretending to be James Yemel, the United States of America military officer serving in Afghanistan a fact you knew to be false and in that assumed character obtained the sum of $1,693 US Dollars (One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety-three Dollars) and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code, Laws of the Federation (Abuja), 1990 and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law.”
Justice Muazu found Sheidu, Ohanwe, Kamal, Yusuf, Okoebor, and Chinedu guilty and gave them each a 12-month prison sentence or an N200,000 fine based on their pleas. While Likwa will serve 9 months in prison or pay a fee of N50,000, Tochukwu, and Oluwafemi both received a 9-month jail sentence or a penalty of N100,000 each.
In addition to this, the convicts also have to swear on a written oath in the form of an affidavit that they would behave themselves.
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