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12 years for internet fraud

Date: July 12, 2007

The Ikeja High Court Thursday sentenced Nwagbogwu Stephen, 22, to 12 months imprisonment without option of fine for Internet fraud.

Stephen who pleaded guilty to the two-count charge was said to have used a cyber cafe in Orile-iganmu to send scam mails to an international NGO in May Economic and financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Prosecutor Augustine Ojogbane told the court in some letters found in the inbox of the accused, he presented himself as a single lady called Anita Cole with an aged mother and younger ones, who were living in a refugee camp in Nigeria.

The prosecutor said the accused had the intention to defraud the NGO under the guise that they were at the camp without good health and basic education.
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