Four Yahoo boys (internet fraudsters), have been convicted by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Newsonline reports that the court convicted the suspects after they both pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against them.
the Internet fraudsters, (yahoo boys) were charged to court by anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja Zonal Command on charges bordering on internet related fraud, fake romance and obtaining by false pretence.
Justice Madugu who presided over the case convicted the suspects, Joshua Adebonojo, Stefan Osarodion Uwuigbe and Smart Chukwunenye after pleading guilty to the charges.
In a statement by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said, “The Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, secured the conviction of Joshua Adebonojo, Stefan Osarodion Uwuigbe and Smart Chukwunenye before Justice M.A Madugu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, Abuja on separate one count charges bordering on internet-related fraud.
“Upon arraignment, they pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them.
“In the light of their guilty plea, Justice Madugu convicted and sentenced them to one year in prison with an option of N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) fine each. They are also to forfeit the devices acquired with the proceeds of crime.”
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Newsonline reports also that, Justice C.E. Nwecheonwu of the FCT High Court, Kuje also convicted and sentenced one David Obi Jekwu to one year in prison with an option of N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) fine on charges of cheating and fraudulent impersonation.
David was arrested by EFCC operatives for using his WeChat App profile page and pretending to be one Captain Kim Lee, a Sino-American military personnel serving in Damascus, he fraudulently obtained Y1000 (One Thousand Yuan) from one Tian Jingying.
He pleaded guilty to the charges and was convicted accordingly.