Court sentences corps member over $150 internet fraud

Court sentences corps member over $150 internet fraud

- A suspected internet fraudster, Samuel Orie, was sentenced to one-month imprisonment

- The suspect who is a corps member pleaded guilty to obtaining under false pretence

- The court asked the convict to forfeit the sum of $150 and his mobile phone

A Federal High Court in Enugu has sentenced a National Youth Service Corps member to one-month imprisonment over alleged internet fraud.

Channels TV reports that the convict, Samuel Orie, pleaded guilty to one count of impersonation and obtaining by false pretense.

The corps member was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Enugu zone.

Orie reportedly presented himself as one Scott Gibb, an American contractor, to defraud his victim.

The defendant pleaded with the court that his client was a first time offender and asked for mercy.

The judge found the corps member guilty and sentenced him to one-month imprisonment starting from the date of his arrest.

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He was also asked to forfeit the sum of $150 and his mobile phone.

Meanwhile, the secret hangout spot for notorious internet fraudsters in Osogbo, Osun state capital, was on Monday, October 14, raided by officers of the EFCC.

During the undercover operation, the EFCC agents succeeded in arresting not less than 94 suspects and they also seized a lot of assorted cars, laptops, phones and other valuable gadgets.

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