Man Bags Six Months Jail Term for Attempted Fraud in Abuja

Posted by Timige, On 28 Jun, 2022 | Updated On 28 Jun, 2022 No Comments »

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Matins Daniel poses as an American citizen with name, Malcolm on Instagram in an attempt to dupe anyone who falls for his scam. He was arrested and prosecuted

The Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 27, 2022, secured the conviction of Matins Daniel before Justice Binta Dogonyaro of the FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja, on a one count charge bordering on attempt to cheat by personation

The charge reads, “that you, Matins Daniel sometime in 2020 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory attempted to commit an offence to wit: created an Instagram profile with the name Malcolm, an American citizen, with the intention to cheat by personation for financial gains, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code Act, Laws of the Federation (Abuja), 1990 and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law.”

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Consequently, Justice Dogonyaro convicted and sentenced 23-year-old Daniel to six months in prison with an option of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira only) fine.

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