The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Enugu Zonal Command has, on Friday January 14, 2022 secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters in Enugu State.
They four suspects, identified as; Orji Okpara Chimaobi, Ngene Emmanuel Okechukwu Kelvin and Eneh Nelson Chukwudire were convicted of forgery and impersonation to defraud, before Justice F. O. Giwa Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court Enugu, Enugu State.
Following credible information of the malicious act of defrauding unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned money, within Enugu and it’s environs, operatives of the EFCC swung into action and in the process arrested the convicts at various locations within the metropolis.
Items recovered from them include: phones, laptops including the fraudulent messages printed out of their phones and laptops as well as their confessional statements were tendered and admitted in evidence by the court.
Delivering judgement on the case on Friday, Justice Ogunbanjo state that the prosecution had established its case beyond reasonable doubts.
Consequently, three of the convicts, Orji Okpara Chimaobi, Ngene Emmanuel and Okechukwu Kelvin were sentenced to 2 years in prison with option of fine of One Million Naira each, while Eneh Nelson Chukwudire was sentenced to one year with option of One Million Naira fine.