Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo of the Federal High Abuja has convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters, Esusu Kelvin and Diamond Julius, to three months imprisonment, each with an option of fine, respectively.
The defendants were arraigned on Tuesday August 9, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on one count-charge bordering on cheating and impersonation.
The defendants, Kelvin, 18, and Julius, 24, were arraigned and convicted on different count charges contrary to Section 321, 320(a) and Section 95 and 322 of the Panel Code Law of the federation of Nigeria 1990 and punishable under Section 324 of the same Act.
The accused persons pleaded “guilty”.
Prosecution counsels, O.O. Adeola, told the court that there was a plea bargain agreement between the prosecution and defence counsel, which he said were duly entered and signed by both parties, and urged the court to convict and sentence the defendants based on the terms of the agreement entered to.
Justice Taiwo sentenced Kelvin to three months imprisonment with an option of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) as fine and Julius to three months imprisonment with N250,000 (Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand Naira) as an option of fine.
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August 7, 2019