An internet fraudster has been handed a sentence by a court for defrauding retirees.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Kaduna has secured the conviction of Beegu Tyopav on a one count charge bordering on Internet-related fraud.
The EFCC in a tweet on Wednesday said Beegu had been sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice M. T. Aliyu of State High Court, Kaduna.
It reads in part, "On March 3, 2020, in Karina area of Kaduna State, Tyopav did fraudulently induce one Daniel Osayande, a retiree, to disclose his ATM PIN, by impersonating one Godwin Philemon, working with First Bank Plc.
"And in the process fraudulently transferred N90,000 from Osayande’s account. The offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 142(1) of the Karina State Penal Code Law, 2017.
"Justice Tukur however, convicted him with an option of N150,000 fine only."