Justice O.I Adelaja of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja has convicted and sentenced three persons for offences bordering on internet fraud.
The convicts: Solomon Ngbede, Ancha Onyekachi, and Suleiman Mustapha would serve their sentences under the supervision of the Nigerian Correctional Services.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja Zonal Command on Friday, August 17, 2023, arraigned the suspects Solomon Ngbede, Ancha Onyekachi, and Suleiman Mustapha before Justice O.I Adelaja of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja on separate one-count charges bordering on internet fraud.
One of the charges read: “That you, Solomon Ngbede sometime in 2023 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory cheat by personation when you represented yourself on a SnapChat profile page as Ivy, a porn star from United States of America and under that name obtained the sum of One Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars ($150) from Christian and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code Law (Laws of the Federation, Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law”.
The three defendants separately pleaded guilty to their respective charges.
Following their guilty plea, Justice Adelaja convicted and sentenced all the defendants to community service to be supervised by the Nigerian Correctional Services.
The court also ordered that the phones of the defendants be sold and proceeds forfeited to the Federal Government.