Two Convicted for Cyber-fraud in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja Zonal Command on Friday , July 8, 2022, arraigned the duo of Musa Thankgod Precious and Agbo Victor Nduh before Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court Lafia, Nasarawa State for their involvement in internet related fraud.

Musa, 21, impersonated one Alex Andrew from Italy using fake Instagram and Facebook accounts with the intention of obtaining Malaysian Ringgit 10,000 (Ten Thousand Malaysian Ringgit), while Agbo, a 23-year-old electrician, using the Instagram app, pretended to be one David Smith, an American, with the intent to gain advantage for himself.

Both pleaded guilty to the one count charge preferred against them.

In view of their guilty pleas, Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced them to a fine of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira only) each.

In addition, their bank accounts are to be closed and the balance paid to the Federal Government. The Commission is also to supervise the sale of all devices used to perpetrate the crime and the money paid to the Federal Government.

The court also ordered the closure of their social media accounts and evidence of this, sent to the court while their SIM cards and Automated Teller Machine ATM cards are to be blocked.