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Another Internet Fraudster Jailed -news from Nigeria

Hi everyone. This is a news item from one of the evening dailies here
in Nigeria. what do you make out of it?

Few days after an Ikeja High Court sentenced a teenager to
imprisonment for involment in internet fraud, another teenager has
been sentenced to two years imprisonment by the court for internet-
related fraudulent activities.

The accused, Nwabueze Michael, was sentenced to two years
imprisonment without an option of fine.

The accused was arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Netsoft Cafe, situated at 21 Road, I
Close, FESTAC, Lagos for alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The EFCC prosecutor, Mr. J. Ojogbare, told the court that the accused
was arrested while trying to defraud some foreigners.

Ojogbare added that some letters were also found in the e-mail box of
the accused with a caption “Personal And Confidential”.

The EFCC prosecutor alleged that the accused presented himself as
Barrister James Wada Esq. and Barrister Martin Like Esq. on different

The accused who pleaded not guilty to the charge later changed his
plea to guilty.

After the change of heart, his counsel, Barrister Chima Adiele,
pleaded with the court to tender justice with mercy, as the accused
was a first offender.

In his ruling, Justice Joseph Oyewole said: “Having considered the
young age of the accused and the interest of justice, he is hereby
sentenced to two years imprisonment, without an option of fine.”


July 17, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. We have had many Nigerian Scam artist poping up all over yahoo and myspace of late, and I have dedicated myself to educating and exposing these scam aritsts! Thank you very much for this!

    Comment by Marie | July 18, 2007 | Reply

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