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Online scam: fraudster sentenced to jail, forfeit properties to FG.

The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 31, found a conviction and conviction of another Noah Zakari, who appeared in court on a single amended charge of money laundering and cyber fraud before Judge Sheriffat Solebo. of the Special Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.

 

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A statement from the EFCC said the convict had been charged with felony criminal mischief for allegedly trying to seduce a third party on the Internet. You have admitted the amended case.

Prosecutor, G.C. Akaogu, told the court that the respondent went to the Commissioner seeking negotiations, which necessitated the amendment of the cases.

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While giving a factual review, Akaogu told the Court that the accused was arrested sometime in January, following the work done by EFCC staff based on intelligence reports on the activities of suspected internet fraudsters in the Ajah area of ​​Lagos State.

 

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“He was arrested along with others and was taken to the EFCC office for further questioning and investigation,” he said.

He further told the Court that the defendant, during the investigation, admitted to being “a mediator between the two fraudsters, where he collected banking details of foreign banks” from one party to another.

 

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He further told the court that at the time of his arrest, an iPhone 7, Huawei phone and HP laptop had been recovered and he was being processed.

 

The prosecutor also told the court that the fake papers were published in a WhatsApp conversation on his phone. After that, he then testified about the assets received from him and his statement, which were accepted as items against him.

 

He urged the Court to accept the plea bargain agreement between the two parties.

Defendant, in open court, admitted the facts against him, and then appealed to the Court to discriminate against justice.

Judge Solebo found him guilty and sentenced him to six months in prison. The judge also ordered that all his findings be released to the State Government. The prisoner is expected to enter into an agreement with the EFCC so that he will not engage in such conduct again when he is released from prison.

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