The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of twelve(12) internet fraudsters.
They were jailed on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by Justice Fatun Riman of the Federal High Court sitting in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State.
The convicts, jailed on one -count separate charges bordering on obtaining money under false pretences, are: Matthew Chukwuemeka, Temple Emmanuel, Chukwu Joseph, Ibeh Chisom, Anson Ugochukwu and Abuchi Awa.
Others are : Akalam Lucky, Akalam Michael, Itodo Jude, Itodo Victor, Ohaeri Sixtus and Osawele Lucky.
The charge against Chukwuemeka reads,” that you, MATHEW CHUKWUEMEKA
sometime in 2022 in Awka within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, fraudulently impersonated one Troy Davidson , through a fake Telegram account via your Techno Spark 8c phone in order to gain advantage for yourself and with the intent to obtain money from unsuspecting foreign nationals and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(3)(a) and (b) of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, ,2015 and punishable under Section22(4) of the Same Act.
All the 12 defendants pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them, IsL source, EFCC reports