EFCC Secures Condemnation of Four Internet Fraudsters (photos)

The Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters: Tosan Ogbe, Onajite Tosan Ejivwo, Abdulmumin Saidu and Karo Ijire before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) High Court, Nyanya, Abuja.
Ogbe, Ejivwo and Saidu were prosecuted on a one-count charge, bordering on fraudulent inducement, contrary to Section 320(b) and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Law of the Federation, 1990.
They all pleaded guilty to their one charge separately.
Following their plea, the prosecution team led by H.M. Muhammad notified the court that both the prosecution and the two defense counsel consisting of Adaje Abel and David Agbane had entered into a plea bargain arrangement and instructed the court to convict and sentence the prosecutors on the basis of the terms of the contract.
However, the two defense counsel pleaded with the tribunal to temper justice with mercy.
They informed the court individually that the three defendants were remorseful and regretted their actions, adding that they were the first time offenders to be offered a second opportunity to turn a fresh leaf.
Justice Idris convicted the defendants and ordered them to be remanded in prison custody pending sentencing on the adjourned date of July 30 pursuant to the plea bargain agreement.
However, Ijire was sentenced on a separate matter.
He confronted a three-count charge, bordering on fraudulent induction, cheating and impersonation that is contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code Law, Cap 532, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law.



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