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Seven ‘Yahoo Boys’ Sentenced To Jail By Enugu Court

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The long arms of the law had a field day yesterday when seven young Nigerians were sentenced to prison for internet fraud.

Justice I. M. Buba of the Federal High Court in Enugu convicted them on separate charges bordering on impersonation and obtaining money under false pretences from unsuspecting foreign nationals.

The convicts are Enegide Ifeanyi Kizito, Chukwuajama Collins Arinze, Victor Udekwe, Chukwudi Emmanuel, Nwafor Clinton Chetachi, Utogbo Joseph and Omilo Collins Chimere

They were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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In one of the charges, the EFCC accused Chetachi of impersonating an American military personnel serving in Syria, Britton Thomas.

The commission said the offence committed in April 2023 was to gain advantage from Kristine, a Russian woman residing in Latvia.

The offence was contrary to Section 22 (3) (a) (b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (4) of the same Act.

All seven defendants pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them.

In his verdict, Justice Buba sentenced them to one year imprisonment with various options of fine.

They will forfeit their phones which will be auctioned by the EFCC and the proceeds paid into the Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Account (CRA).

In another report, suspected gunmen have reportedly killed two policemen in Mkpanpu village, Enugu Ezike in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the two cops were killed on Thursday at the mechanic workshop of a private transport company located near the LG headquarters.

A community source told our correspondent on Friday that there was tension in the community, adding that youths had deserted the town for fear of arrest by the police.

The source said, “The hoodlums stormed the place around 11 am, shot the cops and collected their guns. Initially, people thought the incident happened at the loading park of the transport firm but local security operatives that visited the scene of the incident told us that it happened at the workshop located at Mkpanpu village and that the victims were an inspector and a sergeant. I don’t know why the police authorities post policemen to a private workshop.’’


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