How Nigerian internet fraudsters Alex, Osagie defrauded Americans

Two Nigerian internet fraudsters, Igboin Alex and Osagie Pius Ekiende who efficiently defrauded Americans have been jailed.

They have been convicted by Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State on one depend cost every for offences bordering on impersonation and acquiring by false pretence.

Alex was alleged to have fraudulently obtained the sum of $30,000 USD from one Beth Cabins whereas Ekiende used a software program to achieve entry to the account of a sure Cherry Pirozziu from Sam Francisco, USA.

The cost in opposition to Alex reads: “that you Igboin Alex sometime in 2014 at Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud sent electronic messages which materially misrepresent you identity to one Mrs Beth Cavins upon which she relied and suffered financial loss in the total sum of $30, 000. and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 14 (2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc) Act 2015”.

The cost in opposition to Ekiende reads: “that you Osagie Pius Ekiende sometime in 2020 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud used a software in the name of WELLS FARGO to generate access code which you used in gaining access to the account of one Cherry Pirozzou with account no. 5647399277 from San Francisco United States of America, held in the data of Cherry Pirozzou and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 28(5) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc) Act 2015”

Upon arraignment, the defendants pleaded responsible to their respective cost .

In view of their plea, prosecution counsel, K.U.Udus and K.Y Bello, prayed the courtroom to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.

Justice Shuaibu on Wednesday October 13, 2021, convicted and sentenced Alex to 5 years imprisonment or a tremendous of N300,000 whereas Ekiende bagged three years imprisonment with an possibility of N300,000 tremendous.

Justice Shuaibu additionally ordered that the 2 iPhones, 1 Apple Laptop, and a Toyota Camry automotive recovered from the defendants in the midst of investigation be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.



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