Kaduna State High court has reportedly convicted and sentenced a syndicate of internet fraudsters; a son, mother and three others to various jail terms by the presiding judge, Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun.
They were said to have been convicted after they pleaded guilty to their individual one count charge against them that borders on cheating by impersonation, concealment of stolen item, aiding and abetting.
The convict persons were Israel Justin, Lucky Ebhogie, Precious Iwuji, Margaret Sylvester and Richman Kas Godwin.
Based on their pleas, Justice Balogun sentenced Israel Justin, Lucky Ebhogie and Richman Kas Godwin to 6 months imprisonment each without option of fine.
It was also gathered that the court ordered the forfeiture of all items recovered from them by the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which are believed to be proceeds of crime.
Aside from the prison terms, the court ordered Lucky and Richman to restitute their victims the sum of $7500 and $1200 respectively, while the iPhone 11 Pro recovered from Richman is to be sold and the value restituted to the victim.
The monies are to be handed over to the victims through the American Embassy by the EFCC.
The two other convicts, Precious and Margaret were sentenced to a fine of N 150,000 each. Failure to pay the said fine, they shall be committed to prison for a term of 6 months each.
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The sum of N7, 000,000 given to Margaret by Lucky to conceal, was ordered forfeited to the Federal Government.