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Yahoo Boy Sentenced To 3 months Imprisonment For Fraud


Ogbelegba Emmanuel Abel

A man identified as Ogbelegba Emmanuel Abel has been sentenced to three months imprisonment by Justice Peter Affen of the FCT High Court, Maitama on Tuesday, March 25, for obtaining money under false pretence and internet fraud.

The convict was arrested on February 25, 2020, in his apartment in Maitama, Abuja following reports received by the Commission on his suspicious activities and questionable lifestyle.

Upon conclusion of the investigation, the convict was arraigned in Court on one count charge of obtaining by false pretence.

He pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge preferred against him.

Consequently, the court convicted and sentenced him to 3 months imprisonment with an option of fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira.

The Court also ordered the convict to restitute his victim the sum of $150 USD and forfeit his smartphone to the Federal Government.

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