The Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC on Tuesday May 10, 2022 secured the conviction of one internet fraudster, Osakpolor Joseph Moses before Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City.
Moses was arraigned on one count charge of fraudulent impersonation.
The charge reads: “that you, Osakpolor Joseph Moses between 2018 and 2022 in Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did fraudulently impersonate the identity of one Miller Wayne, a white man with intent to defraud unsuspecting ladies and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Laws of Bendel State of Nigeria (as applicable in Edo state) 1976.”
Justice S .D. Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Tamuno Emi West to two years imprisonment for false pretences.
He was convicted on Monday May 9, 2022, after pleading guilty to one-count charge bordering on advance fee fraud, upon being arraigned by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The lone count read: “That you, Tamuno Emi West, on the 10th November, 2021, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did possess document via your Telegram Account to wit: Forex/Binary Limited containing false pretense and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 6 and 8 (b) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.
Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City on Monday May 9, 2022, convicted and sentenced one Sunday Peter Etim to two years imprisonment for fraud.
Etim was prosecuted by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC for fraudulent impersonation.