- A fraudster identified as Obasi Wisdom has been sentenced to one month in prison for defrauding one Douglas Guidry of 29,000 dollars
- Wisdom was sentenced to one month in prison by Justice Binta Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Apo, Abuja
- Justice Mohammed gave Obasi an option of N100,000 fine after pleading guilty to cheating
Justice Binta Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Apo, Abuja, has sentenced an internet fraudster, Obasi Wisdom, alias Jeff Peter, to one month in prison for swindling one Douglas Guidry of 29,000 dollars.
Justice Mohammed who convicted Wisdom on Wednesday, April 19, after he pleaded guilty to cheating, gave him an option to pay a fine of N100,000, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng notes that Mohammed said: “I have carefully perused the charge against the defendant and noted that he has pleaded guilty to the one count charge.
“I am also informed that the convict has returned part of the 29,000 dollars involved in the crime."
He said that the convict having agreed to the instrumentality of the crime and forfeited proceeds of the crime, the one month imprisonment is an appropriate punishment.
Wisdom was arraigned on April 2, 2019 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a count charge bordering on cheating by inducing Guidry to deliver 29,000 dollars.
Mamud Mohammed, the EFCC counsel, said the convict claimed to be Jeff Peters from United States under the guise of being in a romantic relationship, (gay), obtained the said sum.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 320(b) and punishable under section 324 of the Penal Code Laws of the federation 1990.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abuja zonal office arrested 10 suspected internet fraudsters, following intelligence report of their suspicious activities.
The suspects are: Triumph Chikwendu Madumere, Success Chukwumazu Obasi, Jamila Shuaibu, Bright Idumwonyi Osaigboko and Obasi Wisdom.
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