The Sokoto Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Wednesday 2021, secured the conviction of youths on a two count charge bordering on conspiracy and cheating.
The duo of Akhipkemelo Lukman and Esene Daniel were sentenced by Justice Aminu Garba Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court.
In a statement sent to The Union Nigeria by the EFCC, the convicts were alleged to have fraudulently hacked one Isah Liba’s First Bank account from where they transferred the total sum of N986,000 (Nine Hundred and Eighty -six Thousand Naira) which they shared among themselves.
The defendants pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charges
Based on their pleas, prosecution counsel, Mela Gwani prayed the Court to convict and sentence them accordingly.
Justice Sifawa convicted and sentenced the defendants to three and half years imprisonment with an option of N70,000 fine each.