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Justice M.S. Hassan of the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, Might 21, 2019, convicted and sentenced Paul Duru and Edet Efiong Daniel, to 1 yr in jail every for Web fraud.

The convicts had been arrested in February 2019, following a petition acquired by the Fee from a brand new technology financial institution.

The monetary establishment allegedly found some suspicious transactions on an account belonging to Duru, who was subsequently arrested by operatives of the EFCC.

His arrest led to the apprehension of Daniel.

Duru was employed by Daniel, a cat fisher, who offered himself as Arbara Williams, a 27-year-old Caucasian.

A cat fisher is a person who makes use of the Web, and particularly, on-line courting web sites to lure individuals right into a rip-off romance.

Duru had a ‘picker’ in the US of America, USA, one John T. Benn, who acquired cash in {Dollars} and despatched to him.

On his half, Daniel had a relationship with one Sung Yong Hwa, a Korean and Peter Davito, a Canadian.

The cost reads: “That you simply, Paul Duru and Edet Efiong Daniel, someday in February 2019, in Lagos, inside the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket, fraudulently impersonated a white man on-line with intent to realize benefit for yourselves and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable below part 22 (3) and (4) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention and so on) Act, 2015.” .

The defendants pleaded “responsible” to the cost.

Delivering judgment, Justice Hassan convicted and sentenced the defendants to 1 yr imprisonment every with out an possibility of tremendous.

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The Decide additional ordered the forfeiture of two laptops, two telephones, the sum of N17,500,000 belonging to Daniel and the sum of N2,500,000 belonging to Duru to the Federal Authorities.

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