The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of two Internet fraudsters, Ighosotu Daniel Duwa and Eseoghene Oruteri Enoch before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos.
The EFCC, on February 5, 2021, arraigned Ighosotu Daniel Duwa and Eseoghene Oruteri Enoch separately on one count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false pretences and advance fee fraud, to which they pleaded guilty.
Delivering her judgment, Justice Dada sentenced the defendants to 12 months imprisonment with an option of N3, 000,000 (Three Million Naira) fine.
The Judge also ordered that the two Samsung mobile phones recovered from them be forfeited to the Federal Government.
EFCC Nabs Seven Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ibadan
Meanwhile, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, February 5, 2021 swooped on suspected internet fraudsters at their hideout in Wisdom Estate, Akobo area of Ibadan.
The early morning operation, which followed series of intelligence on the alleged criminal activities of the syndicate, resulted in the arrest of seven suspects between the ages of 17 and 29 years.
The suspects include Sodiq Oluwasegun, Opeyemi Jamiu, Babatunde Damilare, Adisa Babatunde, Abayomi Taofeek, Oluyemi Kayode and Ambrose Timothy.
Items recovered from them include a Lexus RX350 SUV, laptops, different models of expensive iPhones and several documents containing false pretenses.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.