Court Jails Four Internet Fraudsters In Benin

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A High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, presided over by Justice M. Itsueli, on Friday, convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters.

The convicts, Wisdom Osazuwa 18, who claimed to be a tailor and Oyegun Osadebamwen Godwin, a student, were arraigned separately on one count charge of unlawful possession of fraudulent documents by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Upon arraignment the duo pleaded guilty to their respective charges, prompting the prosecution counsel, Salihu Ahmed to pray the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

Justice Itsueli convicted and sentenced Osazuwa and Oyegun to three years imprisonment or a fine of N200,000 each.

The convicts’ journey to prison began following their arrest based on actionable intelligence for their involvement in internet fraud.

Godwin confessed that he started crypto currency fraud in 2022 and has impersonated several individuals online including Darcy.

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