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Two Internet fraudsters bag one year imprisonment

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Two Internet fraudsters (popularly known as Yahoo boys) have been sentenced to one year imprisonment, after being arraigned by the EFCC.

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The EFCC, today secured the convictions of one Fabulous Peter and Osahun O. Aiseosa (a.k.a) Wesley Jackson before Justice D.Z Sanchi of the FCT High Court sitting in Jabi. A statement from the agency says both men were arrested upon an intelligence report about their suspicious movements and ostensible lifestyles.

They were allegedly housed by one Aleri E.B Sajo, at Cluster 4, River Park Estate, Airport Road Abuja.

The convicts were said to have converted the named address to their hideout and office, using laptops, phones, browsers and other devices, to send emails to scam foreigners and unsuspecting citizens.

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Aiseosa, (a.k.a) Wesley Jackson was alleged to have sometimes in June, 2018 at Abuja, fraudulently induced an American, Dian Mary, and defrauded her to the tune of $15,000, equivalent of N5, 400, 000 (Five Million Four Hundred Thousand Naira).

The convict posed as a Malaysian Company Director with a Malaysian Company, Oil Rig Contractors and professed love to her. The offence is contrary to section 320(a) of the penal code, Laws of the federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 322 of the same law.

Peter and Aiseosa were arraigned separately, thereafter pleaded “guilty” to their charges when it was read to them.

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Prosecution counsel, Maryam Aminu Mohammed, thereafter urged the court to convict them in view of their pleas.

Justice Senchi convicted them and sentenced them to 12 months imprisonment with an option of N1, 000, 000 (One Million Naira) fine each.

The Judge also ordered that properties recovered from them be forfeited to the Federal Government.


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172 Comments

  1. That is not the solution… government should provide works to the people look for job… This what joblessness lead to…. Young youth sitting at home pressing phones, laptops to dupe people in the name of business… Is quiet unfair

  2. It’s good they were caught committing crime with impunity I sometimes wonder whether they think they won’t be caught.

  3. Were are Nigerian youths heading today? Any wealth gotten from fraud don’t last. This should serve as a warning for their uncaught colleagues and unengaged youths not to engage theirselfs in this drastic act.

  4. That’s so bad of them to involved themselves in such acts.. They have to pay the penalty of their acts.

  5. They should serve the punishment because they are lazy youth and they don’t abide the rule and regulations of Nigeria

  6. Dis will teach him a lesson….I believe those years he spent in d prison are goina be full of thought of living a good live out of crime…

  7. EFCC are seeming serious these days, but let them also put eyes in that Billions that was misused by FG within a week without a trace of Accountability.

  8. So they defrauded someone of over 5 million. And they gave them just a years sentence with an option of 1 million each? Wow.

  9. 1 year imprisonment is too small for these guys but it should have been 5 years at least so that they will learn their lesson.

  10. Were are Nigerian youths heading today? Any wealth gotten from fraud don’t last. This should serve as a warning for their uncaught colleagues and unengaged youths not to engage theirselfs in this drastic act.

  11. When will our youth look for a better way of making money ? Instead of this way that is destroying the country’s image

  12. This should serve as a warning for their uncaught colleagues and unengaged youths not to engage theirselfs in this drastic act.

  13. Come on, one year is not enough. I think not less than 5 years is minimum. The jail term will only encourage them to steal more and say well if I’m caught is only one year. It think more of this convictions should continue but the punishment should be more severe. Good job by EFCC.

  14. Even the foreigners also needs to be wise this days ..they should be smart in chatting with this boys so not to fall in their trap..the thing is much this days

  15. Why they say 1year is for them to come out and continue to uprate again, That’s so bad of them to involved themselves in such acts.. They have to pay dearly for their acts.

  16. Why are the law defenders collecting fine from criminal. Corruption everywhere. For collecting that fine, EFCC is also practicing fraudulent.

  17. When will Nigerian youth learn from the mistakes of their colleagues? This is not the first time yahoo boys are being caught and taken to prison, yet others won’t learn from it….its time they start looking for something else to do, that won’t put them in trouble.

  18. It seems its only internet fraudsters the EFCC is created for.
    Not the looting nonsense that’s how politician.
    Focus on those killing million with their act than the little bag eggs

  19. Is it that this country cannot make concrete law for internet fraudsters? This jail term will still encourage these fraudsters to continue in the act bcos they will see 1yr(6months normally) as nothing serious. Am so disappointed

  20. IT’S JUST A UNPLEASANT SIGHT TWO YOUNG BOYS FULL SUPPOSED TO PUT MORE VALUE IN THE ECONOMY STILL IN THE REVERSE

  21. At least they have enjoyed monies in the past and as this is the last strall for them they should cool down in the prison if it will make them re-channel their life style

  22. Serves them right, that should serve as warning for all those who don’t want to work honestly and earn a living instead they will be defrauding people of their hard earned money.

  23. Why just one year imprisonment? Well, is not up to me to decide though..i pray they learn their lesson and come out a better person at the end of their experience in there..

  24. EFCC is working but please empower them and give them jobs so that when they come out of prison they will be useful

  25. Every day d xm story..Nigerian youth and quick money..efcc continue doing Good, God will reward u ppl

  26. Why can’t apply their intelligence in the right direction. Well that’s serves them right. They have to face the dance.

  27. This should serve as a warning for their uncaught colleagues and unengaged youths not to engage theirselfs in this drastic act.

  28. Nice development. Internet fraud and scams should have no place in our society. This should serve as a deterrent to those who would want to tow in the same path. Nice one

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