The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 15, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Seigiru Dauda Mohammed before Justice Nehizena Afolabi of the Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State on one count charge for his involvement in Internet fraud.
The charge reads: “That you, Seigiru Dauda Mohammed sometime in 2020 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud created a username-Pep marine in Telegram group, with which you charted with one John Terugwa Nanev to buy bitcoin worth $789 (Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine USD), that you materially misrepresented the fact and caused him a loss and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14 (2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015″.
The defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge.
Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua prayed the Court to convict and sentence him as charged.
Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced Mohammed to two years imprisonment.
The convict was ordered to closed an OPay account, being a tool used in committing fraud and forfeit N200,000 in the said account to Federal Government of Nigeria.