Court Convicts 11 ‘Yahoo Boys’ For Cyber Crime In Kaduna

Posted by Timige, On 9 Jun, 2023 | Updated On 9 Jun, 2023 No Comments »


The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has convicted 11 internet fraudsters on separate one-count charge bordering on impersonation and internet fraud.

The EFCC in a statement on Friday disclosed that the fraudsters were arraigned before Justice A.A Isaiah of the Kaduna State High Court.

The convicts were arrested at different locations in Abuja and Kaduna, following actionable intelligence on their alleged cybercrime-related activities which are contrary to Section 142 (1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.

The convicts are; Chijioke John ( A.K.A Robert Adams, Lisumi Emmanuel ( A.KA Kingsley Kane), Malik Adanu Jibril (A.K.A Phil Godlewski), Franklin Kingsley Onyejekwe (A.K.A  Eric Lopez), Ogedengbe Emmanuel (A.K.A Made Johnson), Chidozie Timothy Mgbemena (A.K.A William Alfred), Ugonna Oscar Ezema (A.k.A  Natalia), Benjamin Odeh (A.K.A Park Hyung Sik), Mamah Jude Ifeanyi (A.K.A Ibrahim Nasir) Adewale Ayuba Sikiru (A.K.A Gerald Scott) and Shuaibu Umar Smart (A.K.A Jennifer Curry).

They pleaded guilty to their charges upon arraignment, prompting the prosecuting counsel,  E.K Garba, M.E Eimonye, Y. J. Matiyak and K.S Ogunlade to ask the court to convict them accordingly.

Justice Isiaka convicted and sentenced them to various terms of imprisonment or with option of fines. They were also ordered to forfeit all gadgets used in committing the crimes and all proceeds of crime to the Federal Government.

Source: Leadership

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