Two Arraigned for Internet Fraud in Abuja


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command on Thursday, December 1, 2022, arraigned the duo of Orji Kenechukwu Emmanuel and Samuel Okwo Mark before Justice Aliyu Yunusa Shafa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gwagwalada Abuja for alleged cyber related crimes

Orji is alleged to have pretended to be Kohler Kaycee, a Gabonese national and induced one Albert Leo Martino to deliver $149 USD (One Hundred and Forty Nine United States Dollars) to him with claims to invest in a crypto trading company.

Okwo on the other hand, impersonated a Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI agent named Sarah and cheated one Arnold who delivered $500 USD (Five Hundred United States Dollars) to him for his personal use.

Both offences run contrary to Section 320(a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law.

They both pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Following their pleas, Justice Shafa admitted them to bail in the sum of N1, 000,000 (One Million Naira) with 2 sureties in like sum. The sureties, one of whom must be a civil servant of not less than Grade level 8, must be resident in Abuja.

The case was adjourned till December 9, 2022 for commencement of trial.

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