The report says: 303 on-line fraudsters have been sentenced to jail inside three months
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee was in a position to convict at the least 321 “Yahoo Boys” between September and November 2023, Saturday punch The outcomes have been revealed.
Separate convictions posted on the official Fb web page of the EFCC confirmed that the cyber fraudsters have been sentenced by courts in Kano, Lagos, Kaduna, Benin, Ilorin, Anambra, Oyo, Ogun, Port Harcourt, Ogun, Maiduguri, Makurdi, Calabar and Abuja. respectively.
The newest report was in November that two cyber fraudsters, Benjamin Odegwu and Benjamin Olamide, have been convicted by the Kano State Excessive Court docket for cyber crimes. The defendants have been sentenced to 3 years in jail.
On October 13, Justice Nnamdi Dimkpa of the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Awka, Anambra State, jailed 25 web fraudsters after they pleaded responsible to a separate cost of impersonation.
Likewise, on October 17, Justices Mahmoud Abdulgafar and Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State Excessive Court docket in Ilorin sentenced 5 folks to numerous phrases of imprisonment for cyber-related offences.
On October 18, Justice Ife Ekponmunba of the Edo State Excessive Court docket, Benin Metropolis, equally sentenced 26 web fraudsters to various jail phrases.
In a associated improvement, Justice Eve Ekponmunba of the state Excessive Court docket, Benin Metropolis, Edo State, October 24-25, convicted and sentenced 13 web fraudsters to numerous phrases of imprisonment.
Additionally, on October 24, Justice P.I. Ajokwu of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, sentenced web fraudster, Kelvin Ifeanyi, to at least one yr imprisonment based mostly on one rely of acquiring cash underneath false pretense opposite to the legislation. Part 1(1)(a) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offenses Act 2006 which is punishable underneath Part 1(3) of the identical Act.
In the identical absurdity someday in September, Justice O Adelaja of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Excessive Court docket, Kubwa, sentenced 15 web scammers to numerous phrases of imprisonment, whereas Justice Nwo Sadik of the Kaduna State Excessive Court docket additionally sentenced Miracle Ezeochia to imprisonment . Imprisonment for 2 years on fees of fraud by impersonation.
5 web fraudsters, together with a girl, have additionally been discovered responsible of web fraud by Justice Nou Sadiq of the Kaduna State Excessive Court docket, Kaduna.
In the identical month, Justice M Etsoele of the Edo State Excessive Court docket in Benin Metropolis jailed 15 web fraudsters for web fraud and acquiring false pretenses.
In response, safety professional and Managing Director of Beacon Consulting Restricted, Dr Kabir Adamu, expressed concern and referred to as on the federal government to handle unemployment, excessive value of dwelling and different socio-economic components that drive folks to on-line fraud.
On the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Awka, Anambra State, Justice Nadi Dimgba sentenced 28 web fraudsters to jail on September 19, on fees of impersonation and attempting to acquire cash underneath false pretenses. Whereas Justice Ife Ekponmunba of the Edo State Excessive Court docket sitting in Benin Metropolis sentenced the 12 Yahoo boys to jail on the identical day, the EFCC secured the conviction of Christopher Simon earlier than Justice N.E. Maha of the Federal Excessive Court docket Maitama, Abuja, in a single rely case Which limits fraudulent impersonation.
As soon as once more, six cyber fraudsters: Napoleon Efe Miracle, Ifetopori Prosper Igaga, Jeftah Godbliss Azeno, Akefe Desmond, Chukweinome Kenneth Ifekachukwu and Efetayor Ochukwu have been convicted and sentenced to numerous phrases of imprisonment by Justice Ekponmonba of the Edo State Excessive Court docket sitting in Benin. metropolis.
Whereas on September 26, the identical Choose Ekponmunba of the identical court docket sentenced two brothers – Ochokwu Godfrey, Ochokwu Prosper, and 14 others to numerous jail phrases on fees of impersonation and possession of solid paperwork.
Likewise, 20 web fraudsters have been despatched to jail by Justices Ladiran Akintola and Kamorudin Olawoyin of the Oyo State Excessive Court docket sitting in Ibadan.
The perpetrators have been remanded in custody after pleading responsible to a separate cost of impersonation and acquiring by false pretense.