The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Command, on Wednesday May 11, 2022 arraigned one Felix John Ella before Justice I. O. Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a two count charge for allegedly obtaining the sum of Three Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Sixty Naira (N3, 758, 960.00) by false pretence.
Count one of the charge reads, “That you, Felix John Ella, (Doing Business in the name of Johnfelix Trading HUB, with BN No: 3384930 at No. 3, S.O.S. Street, Gwagwalada, FCT-Abuja, Nigeria), male, adult, on or about the 12th day of January 2022 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with the intent to defraud, used electronic gift, apple and/or visa credit cards to obtain the cash sum of Three Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty Naira (N3, 758,960.00) through your UBA Account Number 2159267033 and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(1) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015”.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, arraigned one Danladi Abba before Justice Zuwaira Yusuf of the Kano State High Court on a one count charge of conversion of funds.
The defendant allegedly sold a property entrusted to him by the complainant and diverted the proceeds to personal use.
The charge reads, “That you, Danladi Abba sometime in 2018 within the jurisdiction of this court being entrusted with property (land ) of one Makanjuola Faniyi without his consent sold the said property and converted the money and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 312of the same Law”.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has sentenced Ojinnaka Malachy and Michael Kenneth Goodluck to one year imprisonment each, for internet-related offences.
They were jailed on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, after pleading guilty to one -count separate charge bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence, preferred against them by the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
One of the charge reads: “That you Michael Kennet Goodluck sometime in 2022 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to obtain property and gain advantage for yourself, fraudulently presented yourself as Roberto Enrique to the duo of Hoovey and Maya on Facebook and fraudulently obtained the sum of One Thousand dollars ($1,000) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) & (ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under 22 (b) and (iv) of the same Act”.