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Edo internet swindler jailed for his troubles

13 February 2015, 20:38

Lagos - The Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State has sentenced a man to two years in imprisonment for internet fraud.

Philip Agbodobri (alias Graham Karlsson and Obrien Karlsson) was not given the option of a fine when he faced charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and internet scam.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sought his prosecution.

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said officers of the Fourth Brigade/Sector One, Operation Pulo Shield of the Nigerian Army in Benin had arrested the suspect in January 2013 along with 19 other cohorts of his and handing them over to  the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.

Agbodobri was subsequently charged with engaging in internet scam,having being caught in possession of a laptop, in which was found scam emails, with the subject, Payment Details, which though he knew were false, but he still sent out to unsuspecting businessmen.

After diligent prosecution, Justice Ajoku convicted him of engaging in internet scam, contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act, Uwujaren said. ­

- CAJ News

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