Court convicts three for internet fraud in Benin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on February 11, 2019 secured three convictions at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.

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One of the convicts, Oriaifo Oselumese, was arraigned for fraudulently obtaining the sum of 18,000 Euros from one Leong Sao Chu, a Chinese citizen through a love scam.

He pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge.

The charge reads: “That you, Oriaifo Oselumese, sometimes in 2018 in Uromi, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did by fraudulent trick to wit: love scam on a dating internet site, obtained the sum of 18,000 Euros only from Leong Sao Chu a Chinese and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 421 of the Criminal Code Act CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

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Based on his plea, the prosecuting counsel, Larry Aso Peters, asked the court to sentence and convict him.

Justice M.G. Umar, thereafter, convicted and sentenced him to two months in prison based on the plea bargain arrangement between the prosecution and the defence. The convict is also to forfeit a Toyota Camry 2009 model recovered from him as proceeds of crime to the victim through the Federal Government.

In a related development, Bobby Edigin was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Justice Umar after pleading “guilty” to the charge. The convict is also to forfeit all assets traced and recovered from him which were linked to crime.

Edigin was arraigned on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation. He was said to have fraudulently presented himself as one Dickson Frank in an attempt to defraud one Miss Susan.

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Also convicted by the court was Emmanuel Ayo, who fraudulently presented himself as Christopher Walter in an attempt to defraud one Miss Trisha Linda. The convict was sentenced to 12 months in prison, and ordered to forfeit all assets traced and recovered from him which were linked to the crime.



  1. Well done EFCC keep the good work going by arresting more so the effects of crime will be less in this country it becoming rampant every where

  2. This is the highest level of scam by the EFCC. It’s never done like this abroad. You should learn and not go after this boys. Why can’t you sell the car and send the money down to the country of origin. You are set of scum bag and nemesis will catch you with you really soon. Boys start arming yourself and shoot anyone that comes your way.

  3. May the punishment serve as a guide to stop them from all fraudulent acts as well as those of their kinds. May we all be guided & protected too

  4. What is wrong with all this Benin people? Are u d only ones who need money more than everybody in this country?

  5. All these fraudulent act and the boys involved. I will always say it that sometimes, it isn’t their fault but the Nigerian economy

  6. fraudsters, yahoo boys, ritualist have become a common goal in Nigeria. now the are even getting scared of us because of our activities

  7. So funny this guys are going to be exconvicts shortly as they can’t work under any government ministry. Too too young to have followed the right track for better life.

  8. That is very good and pleasant to the ear and this will eradicate cultism and other related dangerous issues

  9. The EFCC officers are quick to convict and seize all their assets traced to the crime; how many times has the EFCC convicted all these criminals in Nigeria that parade themselves as politicians?

  10. Big thank to EFCC for good job, but May them no Concentra for common man only but the politican and big gays also…

  11. Right on…… This people have finish and destroyed so many lives, I have being there and saw what they use all the money for… Buying cars and house worth millions of natural.

  12. good work efcc but why is it dat only internet fraudsters get convicted wat about the ones that use Biro to steal

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