A High Court in Edo State- Benin City has on Thursday, May 19, 2022, convicted two suspected Internet fraudsters.
Justice Efe Ikponmwonba during the Court sitting sentenced Eghaghe Etinosa and Osaretin Kelly to four years imprisonment.
They were found guilty of defrauding their victims a total sum of N1,321,273,278 (One Billion, Three Hundred and Twenty-One Million, Two Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy-Eight Naira).
They were arraigned on one–count separate charge by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC.
Etinosa was nabbed for serving as a picker “aka Aza man,” (receiver of funds) for internet fraudsters.
Kelly, on the other hand, impersonated the identity of one Dottie Ayanda, a South African woman to defraud his victims.