Two Men Bag Imprisonment for Internet Fraud

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, convicted and sentenced the duo of Sabastine Yohanna and John Joseph Ojima to two years imprisonment on separate one-count charges bordering on cybercrime.

The convicts were arrested by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Kakuri and Trikania axes of Kaduna, based on intelligence on their alleged internet fraud-related activities.

Upon investigation, Sabastine confessed to investment and bitcoins fraud, and identity theft, including using the names of celebrities such as actors Jason Momoa, David Borenaz, and Johnny Depp to chat and defraud unsuspecting victims.

In the case of John, he opened a Facebook account with the name, Sean Ambriz Tobias and use same to defraud unsuspecting victims.

The defendants pleaded guilty to their respective charges.

Justice Darius, convicted and sentenced Sabastine to two years imprisonment with an option of fine of N100,000.00(One Hundred Thousand Naira), He is to also forfeit an Apple iPhone 13 Pro.

He has restituted the sum of $320 to the victim through EFCC Kaduna Zonal Command, and shall also restitute the remaining the sum of $200 to the victim through the EFCC.

John bagged two years imprisonment or a fine of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira). He was also ordered to forfeit an iPhone 12 and the sum of $400 US Dollars.

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