- Six suspects have been sentenced by two divisions of the Federal High Court to various prison terms over alleged fraud
- Five of the convicts were jailed for fraudulent impersonation by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan
- The sixth suspect, Aremu Oluwatosin Akindele, was tried by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Abeokuta
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The EFCC has disclosed that six internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys have been sentenced to various prison terms by Nigerian courts.
Five of the convicts were jailed for fraudulent impersonation by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan.
According to the EFCC, among them, Olawale Ayorinde Abdulaliyu was sentenced to three months imprisonment; Josiah Olafuyi to four months, Abdul-Salam Abubakar and Blessing Opeyemi Omoyajowo got six months each, while, Bolaji John Alegbe was sentenced to seven months jail term.
The sixth suspect, Aremu Oluwatosin Akindele, was tried by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Abeokuta and sentenced to 11 months imprisonment.
The anti-graft commission said all the convicts were mandated to restitute their respective victims, through the federal government the sums of money they defrauded them.
Meanwhile, Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, has confessed to American authorities that he participated in fraudulent activities.
Okeke who was charged with two counts of computer fraud and wire fraud agreed that he knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully committed the offences against him.
He added that findings by American investigators and the ‘statement of facts’ filed in court by prosecutors are true and accurate.
Going further, he added that the allegations against him would be proven beyond a reasonable doubt if the matter proceeded to trial, Premium Times reported.
Going further, he added that the allegations against him would be proven beyond a reasonable doubt if the matter proceeded to trial, Premium Times reports.
Also, his attorney, John Iweanoge, also agreed. He said pleading guilty remained the best course of action for his client.
In other news, popular Nigerian bureau de change operator Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha has left his fans and followers on the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, surprised following his recent course of action.
The individual who is known for portraying a flamboyant lifestyle on the platform deleted most of the posts on his page and left just one.
Mompha in most of the photos that have now been yanked off his page was often seen posing with his luxury automobiles, rocking designer outfits and generally showing off a level of wealth that leaves some social media users wanting.
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