EFCC reported that six Internet scammers, also known as Yahoo Boys, were sentenced to various prison terms by Nigerian courts. Five of the convicts were jailed for fraudulent impersonation by judge Patricia Ajoku of the Ibadan Federal High Court.
According to the EFCC, among them, Olawale Ayorinde Abdulaliya was sentenced to three months in prison; Josiah Olafuyi was sentenced to four months, Abdul-Salam Abubakar and blessing Opeyemi Omoyajowo received six months each, and Bolaji John Alegbe was sentenced to seven months in prison.
The sixth suspect, Aremu Oluwatosin Akindele, was tried by judge Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High court in Abeokuta and sentenced to 11 months in prison.
The anti-graft Commission said all the convicts were authorized to reimburse their victims through the Federal government for the amounts of money they defrauded them of.
Meanwhile, Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, confessed to American authorities that were involved in fraudulent activities.
Okeke, who was charged with two counts of computer fraud and wire fraud, agreed that he knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully committed the crimes against him.
He added that the conclusions of the American investigators and the “statement of facts” submitted to the court by the prosecutors are true and accurate. Going further, he added that the charges against him will be proven beyond a reasonable doubt if the case goes to trial, Globalgistng reports.
Going further, he added that the charges against him will be proven beyond a reasonable doubt if the case goes to trial, Globalgistng reports.
In addition, his lawyer, John Iweanoge, also agreed. He said a guilty plea remains the best course of action for his client. In addition, popular Nigerian operator bureau de change Ismaila Mustafa, aka Mompha, left his fans and followers on the popular photo-sharing app Instagram surprised by his recent behavior.
A man who is known for portraying a vibrant lifestyle on the platform has deleted most of the posts on his page and left just one.
Mompha, in most of the photos that have now been taken down from his page, has often been seen posing with his luxury cars, rocking designer outfits, and generally displaying a level of wealth that leaves some social media users wanting.