Justice J.O.E. Adeyemi- Ajayi of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama has convicted and sentenced the trio of Nwani Chukwuma, Opara Emeka Peter and Moses Igomah Okini to various terms of community service on internet-related offences.

They were jailed on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 after pleading guilty to one-count separate charge bordering on impersonation, upon their arraignment by the Abuja Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

They pleaded guilty to the one-count charge when it was read to them.

Justice Adeyemi convicted and sentenced Chukwuma to clean the FCT High Court, Maitama, for five hours a day for a period of twenty one(21) days. He convicted and sentenced Peter to one month imprisonment and ordered him to serve as a clerical officer of the prosecution counsel for twenty(20) days. Also, he was ordered to depose to an affidavit of good behaviour. Additionally, the judge released his phone and drone seized at the time of his arrest.

Okini was also convicted and sentenced to fourteen(14) days of cleaning the court premises. He is also to depose to an affidavit of good behaviour.

The convicts’ journey to the Correctional Centre began when they were arrested by operatives of the Abuja Zonal Command of the EFCC for internet-related offences, Chukwuma, in June 2022, made efforts to cheat one Florita, a Spanish citizen by representing himself on two social media apps as one Goodwill Chigo and Pablo Dennis, an American engineer living in Los Angeles. Peter, on the other hand, pretended to be one John, a military personnel based in Afghanistan, in an attempt to defraud his victims while Okinni impersonated one Eliana Harold, an American military woman.

 

 


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24 August, 2022