Internet Fraudsters in Edo State Sentenced to Jail

Nine individuals involved in internet fraud have been found guilty and sentenced by a High Court in Edo State for deceiving people and obtaining money through false means.

The convicted individuals include Enogieru Larry Precious, Ideawor Anointed, Blessed Inlanaye, Collins Egha, Prince Adigbe, Ezekiel Ejiro Edowoyi, Jeffrey Osagbaroghamwen, Akpomiemie Aghogho, and Ogbame Kelly.

Following their arraignment by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, they admitted guilt to charges related to obtaining money under false pretences.

One of the charges against Precious stated: “That you ENOGIERU LARRY PRECIOUS (M) on or about 8th May 2024 in Benin City Edo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court did have in your possession documents which you knew or ought to have known contained false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 6 read together with 8 (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

Upon hearing the charges, the defendants admitted their guilt in court, leading the prosecution counsel, I. K. Agwai, Salihu Ahmed, and Ibrahim Faisal to request the court for their conviction and sentencing.

Subsequently, Justice Efe Ikponmwonba imposed various jail terms on the nine suspects.

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