The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Command on Wednesday April 6, 2022, secured the conviction of six internet fraudsters before Justice I.M Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on various charges bordering on impersonation and

obtaining money under false pretences from unsuspecting foreign nationals.

The convicts are: Ogenyi Frederick Ebuka, Igwe Kelechi, Noble Nwodo, Ebi Chibuike Victor, Kalu Eze Kalu and Eze Obinna Allan.

The charge against Kalu Eze Kalu reads, “That you KALU EZE KALU sometime in March 2022 in Enugu within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court impersonated by presenting yourself as KIM JUYOUNG, a citizen of South Korea, to unsuspecting persons on your KakaoTalk Account, with intent to obtain money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 22(3) (a)(b) and punishable under Section s 22(4) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act 2015.

All six defendants pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them. Justice Buba sentenced them to one year imprisonment each, with an option of fine of N1, 000,000 (One Million Naira). They are to also forfeit their phones which will be sold by the EFCC and the proceeds paid into the Federal Government’s Consolidated Account.

Igwe Kelechi is also to restitute the sum of $50 to his victim through the EFCC.

 

Media & Publicity

7 April, 2022