The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of one Sanni Joshua Omeiza before Justice N.U Sadiq of the Kaduna State High Court on a one count charge for Internet-related fraud.

The charge reads: “That you, Sanni Joshua Omezia ( aka Bernard Stephen) between January to July, 2022 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court committed an offence to with, falsely presented yourself as Bernard Stephen, a software developer and a Web designer from Switzerland and in that assumed character cheated Miss Lanina and several other unsuspecting victims of the total sum of $1700.00 (One Thousand Seven Hundred US Dollars) and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the Same Law”.

He pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him. Consequently, the Prosecuting Counsel, P.C Onyeneho urged the court to convict the defendant accordingly.

Justice Sadiq convicted and sentenced the defendant to 5 months imprisonment with an option of N150,000.00 fine.






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18 August, 2022