The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, arraigned and secured the convictions of three Web fraudsters, fondly known as “yahoo-yahoo boys”, on December 18, 2018.
The boys; Emeka Anyanechi Ekene, 27; Anthony Oghuma, 26, and Onokebhagbe Okouromi Franklin, 25 have been introduced earlier than Justice D.Z. Senchi of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT Excessive Courtroom, Jabi, for varied offences bordering on Web fraud.
Ekene was arraigned on a four-count cost bordering on dishonest, and for specializing in inducing his victims via a Fb account, to half with their hard-earned cash. The offence contravenes Part 95 of the Penal Code, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990.
Oghuma, on his half, was arraigned on a one-count cost, bordering on acquiring by false pretence. He allegedly induced a Canadian who goes just by the identify, David, to switch N2 million to him. The offence contravenes Part 320 (a) of the Penal Code, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable beneath Part 322 of the similar Regulation.
Franklin was arraigned on a four-count cost, bordering on acquiring by false pretence, for inducing a New York-based divorcee who goes by the identify, Mary, posing as Peter Mark, a Contractor based mostly in Malaysia. He swindled Mary of $10,000 (about N3.6million) and lured her to ship him a number of costly devices together with: Apple Macbook Laptop computer, Apple Iphone X, Apple Iphone 7, amongst others. His offence contravenes Part 320 (a) of the Penal Code, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable beneath Part 322 of the similar regulation.
They didn’t waste the time of the courtroom as all of them pleaded “responsible” to the costs.
Their journey to jail adopted an intelligence report obtained by the EFCC on November 30, 2018, regarding the fraudulent actions of some fraudsters, housed by one Alheri E. B. Sajo, at Cluster 4, River Park in Abuja.