END OF ROAD! Lady, 3 others convicted for over $2000 Internet fraud in Uyo
Four people, including a woman, have been convicted of internet fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Uyo Zonal Office on Friday June 25 secured the conviction of the four.
The convicts are;
- Chibueze Charles Onwuneme (Alias Sa Idu Sani)
- Murphy Angba Obiabo (a.ka. Kate Shawn)
- Obua Akwo Promise ( alias Davis Walter) and
- Happiness Otuedem Mayen
They were jailed after pleading guilty to charges bordering on criminal impersonation to defraud innocent citizens, following a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution.
Trial judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu sentenced Happiness Mayen, the female convict, to two months imprisonment for obtaining the sum of $118 from one Leon Morawiec while falsely presenting herself as an American Military Personnel.
She is also to forfeit her iPhone 6 and iPhone 11 to the federal government and restitute the sum of $118 to her victim.
She was however given an option of fine of N200,000.
The other convicts, Murphy Angba bagged three months imprisonment for defrauding an American, Linda Polumbo $1000 (One Thousand US Dollars).
The court ordered that he forfeits an HP laptop and an iPhone 11, being the instruments used in committing the crime to the federal government, and restitute his victim in the sum of $1,000.
He was however given the option of one month community service at the Court of Appeal, Calabar and a fine of N300,000.
Onwuneme got three months imprisonment for falsely posing as foreign military personnel named SA Idu Sank, with intent to defraud.
He was ordered to forfeit an Infinix X 625C mobile phone to the federal government or pay a fine of N150,000, and observe community service for one month at the Appeal Court, Calabar.
Promise was sentenced to six months imprisonment for obtaining the sum of One Thousand US Dollars ($1000) by false pretence.
He was ordered to restitute the said sum to the victim through the federal government and also to forfeit one iPhone 7, one Mac book Pro laptop and one Itel phone to the federal government.
He was however given the option of a fine of N200,000 and one month of community service at the Appeal Court Calabar.
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