Court jails 2 internet fraudsters 4 years in Kaduna

A Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna has convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters to four years imprisonment each.

The convicts were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice A. Isiaka.

The defendants, Ibrahim Dyeris, (alias Kyala Ford and Mathew Mcconaughey ) and Daniel Emodi were jailed, after they pleaded guilty to separate one-count  charge of impersonation raised against them by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC.

The charge against Dyeris reads, “That you Ibrahim Dyeris (a.k.a Matthew Mcconaughey), male, between the months of April and September, 2023 in Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this court, impersonated one Matthew Mcconaughey on ‘facebook ‘ when you claimed to be a woman in the United States Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 142(1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.”

They both pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them.

Following their pleas, prosecution counsel, M. Lawal prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

Justice Isiaka, thereafter, convicted Dyeris and Emodi to two years imprisonment each with an option of fine to the tune of N150, 000.

The court also ordered the forfeiture of the phones they used to commit the crimes to the Federal Government.


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