- A repentant fraudster recently reached out to the EFCC, informing the agency that he is now a changed person
- According to the young man, he stopped defrauding people over a year ago, following threats from his father
- In response, the anti-graft agency asked him if he had repaid those he defrauded
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has asked a self-proclaimed repentant internet fraudster if he has offered restitution to his victims.
The so-called repentant fraudster who was identified simply as ‘youth9ja’ on twitter had said he had stopped his internet fraud activities after realising that it is unlawful and bad.
In reaction, the EFCC asked if he has repaid his victims.
The young man replied the anti-graft agency, saying he did to some he could. According to him, it has been almost a year since he stopped defrauding people as heis father kept threatening to disown him and hand him over to law enforcement agents.
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The post generated some reactions on twitter with many agreeing with the anti-graft agency that the repentant fraudster should offer restitution to his victims.
Meanwhile, a Federal High Court in Enugu sentenced a National Youth Service Corps member to one-month imprisonment over alleged internet fraud.
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.
Similarly, 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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