Court convicts man for Internet fraud in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Okoroafor Alexander, before a Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna.

The convict was tried on a two count charge of internet fraud.

Trial judge in the matter is Justice Darius Khobo

The charge for which Alexander was convicted, read:

“Sometime in May, 2023 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this court falsely presented yourself as Michael White to one Linda Craig via Instagram (a social media application) in a bid to lure her into love scam, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 142 (1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.”

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The convict was arrested in May, 2023, at Abuja following intelligence report received by the Command indicating his involvement in internet fraud.

Investigation revealed he used stolen identities to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned monies.

Upon arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Y.J Matiyak urged the court to convict him accordingly.

Justice Khobo, however, convicted and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with an option of a fine of N150, 000.

He is to forfeit all proceeds of the crime to the Federal Government.

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