The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 8, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Oblete Sunday Nazarethe before Justice N. I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State on one count charge bordering on Internet fraud.
The charge reads: “That you, Oblete Sunday Nazarethe sometime in May, 2021 in Makurdi, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated one Christopher Conway through his Instagram username with screenshot No-20210519024301.png claiming to be a transgender with intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i) and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc) Act, 2015".
Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of Edo State High Court, Benin City on Tuesday December 6, 2022 convicted and sentenced four internet fraudsters to prison for fraud.
They are Raymond Oghosa Ogiemwonyi, Chata Okoro, Osagie Ogiemwonyi and Chukwudi Uwadia. They were arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC on separate one count charges of retention of proceeds of crime and personation.
The charge against Ogiemwonyi reads: “that you Raymond Oghosa Ogiemwonyi sometime between May, 2022 to 13th October, 2022 in Benin City within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did take possession of the total sum of Eight Million, Two Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Seventy-six Naira Eighty-eight Kobo (N8,217,076.88) knowing that same represents proceeds of Clinton Nosakhare’s ( your chairman) criminal conduct to wit; Cybercrime and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 17 (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment ) Act 2004.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced the auction of a total of 435 cars, which are subjects of final forfeiture orders in Lagos, in line with the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004; Public Procurement Act 2007 and the Proceeds of Crimes (Recovery and Management) Act 2022
The exercise scheduled to take place across the Commands of the Commission, started on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 in Lagos with inspection of items by members of the public, while the auction exercise began today, Wednesday, December 7 and continues on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
The items are available in four locations: 40, Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; 14 Cameroon Road, Ikoyi Lagos and CVU Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos.