Abuja Court Sentences Two Internet Scammers to Prison

Date:

Reading time: 1 Minute

 

In a recent development, the Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) successfully prosecuted and obtained convictions for two individuals involved in internet fraud.

Okonofi Paul and Ogumbe Elvis Wogor were sentenced by Justice I. Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Gwagwalada.

Paul was found guilty of impersonating Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves on Instagram to scam unsuspecting victims out of $1500. Wogor, on the other hand, created a fake Facebook profile as actress Sandra Bullock to deceive a victim into sending $200.

Both defendants pleaded guilty to their respective charges. Their defense counsel sought leniency, emphasizing their first-time offender status and cooperation with the court.

Additionally, a request was made to return Paul’s seized Lexus ES 350, arguing it was not obtained through criminal means.

As a result of the sentencing, Paul faces one and a half years in prison with a fine option of N150,000, while Wogor received a six-month sentence with a fine option of N80,000.

Furthermore, Paul’s iPhone 12 and MacBook Pro 2022 were confiscated, and Wogor’s iPhone 12 was forfeited to the Federal Government.

The judge ruled in favor of returning Paul’s Lexus car. Both individuals have been taken into custody, marking the end of their journey from internet fraud to facing justice in a correctional facility.

Tropic Reporters
Tropic Reportershttps://tropicreporters.com
Tropic Reporters is an online news platform based in Nigeria that focuses on promoting journalism from the citizens' perspectives to enhance access to credible information and clarification on basic issues and topics affecting the growth and development of our communities and other parts of Africa and the world in general. For advertisment tropicreporters@gmail.com WhatsApp/Telegram: 07066518087

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

So-Safe Corps Apprehends 3 Suspects for Vandalising Transformer, Recovers Exhibits

  Idiroko, Ogun State - The Ogun State Community, Social...

Governor Umo Eno Celebrates One Year in Office, ARISE Ambassadors Praise Achievements

  Uyo, Akwa Ibom State - Governor Umo Eno marked...

Arewa Journalists Forum Commends Governor Umo Eno’s Outstanding Performance

  Abuja, Nigeria - The Arewa Journalists Forum, a national...

Tinubu Signs Bill Reverting National Anthem to Pre-1978 Version

  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assented to the bill...