Court jails two for internet fraud in Kano

Court jails two for internet fraud in Kano

by adminnigeriareports

A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Karaye has convicted and sentenced two fraudsters, Benjamin Udeagwu and Benjamin Olamide, to three years imprisonment for internet-related offences.

In a statement posted on Wednesday via its official social media handle on X (formerly Twitter), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said the two were jailed after separately pleading guilty to a one-count of internet fraud upon their arraignment by the Kano Zonal Command of the EFCC.

The charge against Udeagwu reads, “That you Benjamin  Udeagwu, sometime in September 2023 in Kano within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $50 by fraudulently impersonating as Brad George a citizen of United States of America which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence of cheating by personation contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 324 of same law.”

The charge against Olamide reads,  “That you Benjamin  Olamide ‘m’ sometime in 2022 at Kano, Kano State, within the jurisdiction of this court, did dishonestly induce unsuspecting victims to deliver to you a total sum of $500 to you as Terry Vince who lives in United States of America, through a Gmail account,, which presence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence of cheating contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code Law of Kano State and punishable under Section 322 of the same law.”


You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy