May 23, 2024

Man gets jail term for Internet fraud in Abuja


Glory Ebomah

The Abuja Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 29, 2022, secured the conviction of one Yusuf Abass before Justice S. U. Bature of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, on a one count bordering on internet fraud.

The charge reads: “That you, Yusuf Abass between February and May 2022 at Abuja within the Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory by deceiving did attempt to cheat the duo of Bich Van Bui and Winnie Chu, Indian nationals, by representing yourself as one Babul Khan through the means of your email and Facebook page with profile name Babul Khan and professing love to them in facilitation of your attempt to obtain financial benefit to yourself which representation you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code Act, Laws of the Federation (Abuja), 1990 and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law.”

Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

Consequently, Justice Bature convicted and sentenced Abass to three months in prison with an option of N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira only) fine.

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