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