Justice S.B Belgore of the High Court of the FCT sitting in Bwari, Abuja today, June 27, 2022, convicted and sentenced one Augustine Ogar and Eze Samuel to one year imprisonment for internet fraud.
They were prosecuted on a one count charge each by the Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Eze on his part, was arraigned for attempting to cheat unsuspecting victims while pretending to be in romantic relationships with them.
They both pleaded guilty to the charges
Following their guilty pleas, Justice Belgore convicted and sentenced both to one year jail term. The court however gave Ogar the option of a fine of N150,000(One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only), and Eze, N50,000(Fifty Thousand Naira only).
Ogar will in addition forfeit his laptop and mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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27 June, 2022