Internet Fraudster Sent to Jail by Nasarawa Court

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Adikpe Philip to jail for internet fraud.

Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State has convicted and sentenced one Adikpe Philip to jail for internet fraud.

He was jailed on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 after pleading guilty to one-count charge bordering on internet fraud, upon his arraignment by the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The charge reads:

“That you, Adikpe Philip, sometime in July, 2022 in Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud sent electronic messages to one Keith Anderson and other foreign nationals, that materially misrepresented facts which reliance was place upon and caused them to suffer loss, thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 14 (2) of Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act".

The defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge.

Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel, M. Yusuf prayed the Court to convict and sentence him as charged.

Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced him to one year imprisonment or a fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira).

The convict started his journey to the Correctional Centre when he was arrested by operatives of the Makurdi Zonal Command of the EFCC for impersonating foreigners and using their identities to defraud other foreigners.


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