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Two Internet Fraudsters Convicted In Kaduna

Posted by Amarachi on Fri 01st Mar, 2024 -

The suspects were arraigned by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mohammed Nasir  Sadeeq and Daniel John

Justice A. A Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court has convicted two fraudsters,  Mohammed Nasir  Sadeeq and Daniel John for cheating by impersonation.

The suspects were arraigned by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC announced this in a post shared on its X handle on Friday, March 1.

It reads;

 “Both were prosecuted on one-count separate charges bordering on cheating and personation''. One of the count charges read: “That you Daniel John (a.k.a Jamie Doman)  male, sometime in November 2023, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, impersonated one Jamie Doman when you pretended to be a  Bitcoin online investor agent on Instagram, obtained the sum of $200 (Two Hundred Dollars) from unsuspecting persons and thereby committed cheating by impersonation, an offence contrary to Section 308  of the Penal Code Law, 2017 of Kaduna State and punishable under Section  309 of the same Law.

They both pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to them. Consequent to their pleas, EFCC counsel, Y.J Matiyak prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.''

The statement adds that Justice Isiaka thereafter convicted and sentenced John to one-year imprisonment or a fine option of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty  Thousand Naira). In addition, he forfeited his iPhone 12 and Samsung  Galaxy 10 both of which were proceeds of his crime to the government,  while Sadeeq was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment with a fine option of N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).

“The convicts’ journey to the Correctional Centre began when they were arrested at Fifth Chukker,  Maraban Jos, Kaduna State. Investigations showed that John was using identities of different foreigners to defraud unsuspecting members of the public while Mohammed cheated his victim to the tune of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira).” the statement added.

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