Some of the convicts
The operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, secured the conviction of three students: Nonso Adudu, Anichebe Christopher, and Onyedika Austin Leonard, before Justice I.M. Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on charges bordering on forgery, impersonation and obtaining money from unsuspecting foreign nationals under false pretenses.
They were prosecuted on separate one-count charge.
The defendants pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to them.
Justice Buba convicted and sentenced them to two (2) years imprisonment with an option of One Million Naira fine each. They are also to forfeit their mobile phones to the Federal Government.
In the same vein, Justice Buba had on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 convicted and sentenced four internet fraudsters to 2 years imprisonment with an option of One million Naira fine.
The convicts are Abraham Odinaka Afam, Nwobodo Anthony, Samson Ugwuoke and Enoch Ebuka Ezra. They were convicted having pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them by the EFCC.
The Court also ordered the forfeiture of their mobile phones to the Federal Government.