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Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by kidap: 7:01pm On Sep 11
Justice J.K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced the duo of Onyeka Ifeanyi Johnson and Andrew Onyebuchi Okwuoha to one year imprisonment each owing to offences bordering on obtaining under false pretences, internet fraud and possession of proceeds of crimes.

The two convicts were both arraigned at the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on September 9, 2019 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal office on one count separate charge. Ifeanyi’s offence bordered on obtaining under false pretence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act, while Onyebuchi ‘s offence bordered on retention and possession of proceeds of crime contrary to Section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition ) Act.

The one- count charge read:

"That you Onyeka Ifeanyi Johnson a.k.a (Chewning Roger) on or about the 3rd of August, 2018, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this honorable court with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of ($900.00) Nine Hundred US Dollars through Western Union, under false pretence from one Kathleen Street, a US national, a pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

"That you Andrew Onyebuchi Okwuoha on or about the 5th day of April, 2019 at Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did acquire, retain and took possession or control of the sum of Two Thousand, One Hundred United States Dollars fraudulently transferred from the Bank of America account of one Tina Sakalarkis knowingly or reasonably ought to have known that the said sum forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition ) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act."

The defendants pleaded guilty to the one- count charge when read to them.

In view of their plea, prosecution counsel, M.T. Iko prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly. Defense counsels: K.C. Orjiako and Agumagu C. Agumagu did not oppose the prayer of the prosecution counsel.

Justice J.K. Omotosho thereafter convicted and sentenced Ifeanyi to one year imprisonment with an option of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N 500,000.00) commencing from the date of arrest while Onyebuchi was convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment without an option of fine.

The Judge ordered that the monies fraudulently made be restituted to the victims. He also ordered that the Iphone X, HP Pavilion laptop which was recovered at the point of arrest be forfeited to the Federal Government.

Johnson's journey to prison started when operatives of the EFCC raided his apartment at No. 5, Emmanuel Avenue, off Sekibo Road, Odili road, Port Harcourt sometimes in August 2019 after a tip- off. Investigations revealed that the convict is a notorious fraudster who has been defrauding unsuspecting foreigners through online dating scam and business e-mail compromise. As for Okwuoha, his ordeal started when he retained the sum of Two Thousand One Hundred US Dollars ($2,100.00), fraudulently transferred from the Bank of America's account of one Tina Sakerlarkis, an American into his own account, without any lawful transaction between them.

Source: https://ngg.ng/2019/09/11/court-jails-two-internet-fraudsters-in-port-harcourt/

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by FamousMonk: 7:02pm On Sep 11
If you wanna do this in PH,I'm afraid you'd jail everybody sooner or later.

Den of unrepentant criminals and cultists..

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by PureGoldh(m): 7:03pm On Sep 11
E don red for them

See their faces like hippopotamus yansh grin

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by GavelSlam: 7:30pm On Sep 11
Very good.

I remember how some scallywags used to chant "money must be made", "screw EFCC".


How market?

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Heartbender: 7:54pm On Sep 11
You omitted "ey" at the end of your name. Idiok iso
FamousMonk:
If you wanna do this in PH,I'm afraid you'd jail everybody sooner or later.

Den of unrepentant criminals and cultists..

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by FamousMonk: 8:01pm On Sep 11
Heartbender:
You omitted "ey" at the end of your name. Idiok iso
Idem abadie?

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by celebgistz: 9:17pm On Sep 11
Say No to Cybercrime

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Amuocha: 9:18pm On Sep 11
Just one year
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by dayleke(m): 9:19pm On Sep 11
Na one by one....
Two by two
3 by 3

And finally
198 by 200
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by AtikuNetwork: 9:19pm On Sep 11
So sad that most young and able-bodied men seem to have embraced yahoo yahoo. It's a very sad state of affairs.

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Freemanbobble: 9:20pm On Sep 11
irunoko:
Awon ole oshi

They want to floss on the gram and then claim "na God O"

God punish you there
You nor wise brother
See life itself na scam
why you dey criticize niggarzz when take scamming as career
Brother go bomb make you collect small thing for street make your body calm down


And by the way make efcc leave Yahoo boys alone
And go for the Yahoo men

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by irunoko: 9:20pm On Sep 11
Awon ole oshi

They want to floss on the gram and then claim "na God O"

God punish you there

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Jumlek2411: 9:20pm On Sep 11
Can u imagine?
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by flyca: 9:21pm On Sep 11
How can these Americans be consistently foolish?

Trusting, dating + sending money to someone you met online? After several warnings and evidences of fraud going online?

When will they have sense!

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Rakitic004(m): 9:21pm On Sep 11
cheesy
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Richdad50(m): 9:21pm On Sep 11
They will rot in Jail
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Rapmoney(m): 9:21pm On Sep 11
FamousMonk:
If you wanna do this in PH,I'm afraid you'd jail everybody sooner or later.

Den of unrepentant criminals and cultists..
...and where you are from is a safe Haven? Useless comment!

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by icebird25(m): 9:22pm On Sep 11
Please how efcc take dey know Yahoo boys
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by niaralandtopuser(m): 9:23pm On Sep 11
Afonja mod went and dig this past one out to make himself feel good about the numerous Yoruba fraudsters on front page recently

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by bamasite(m): 9:23pm On Sep 11
Them.dey vex o
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by soberdrunk(m): 9:24pm On Sep 11
Young thieves....
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Crazeworld(m): 9:24pm On Sep 11
Wia dem benz? But EFCC no dey try for dis signboard o grin

Check my signature for your Important documents

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by ruggedtimi(m): 9:24pm On Sep 11
America na bad market...why will u do a direct pick up

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by IDeserveDeath(m): 9:24pm On Sep 11
hmm
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by babyfaceafrica: 9:25pm On Sep 11
icebird25:
Please how efcc take dey know Yahoo boys
informants

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Andersonjr(m): 9:25pm On Sep 11
Seriously these are the ones giving Nigeria a bad name. When will yahoo yahoo subside in this country?

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Starboytwo(m): 9:26pm On Sep 11
But this people are trespassing ooo, they are now dragging "Yahoo with Afonja,

Meanwhile we nor dey reach their drug paro ooo... Hmmm iPod people how many una wan dey do gan gan naa?
Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Ooye12: 9:27pm On Sep 11
Boys don full jail ooo , na who go marry they gf nau ..

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by Criticaltemp: 9:27pm On Sep 11
Heartbender:
You omitted "ey" at the end of your name. Idiok iso

This one weak me.. U wicked mbok

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Re: Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt by OgogoroFreak(m): 9:28pm On Sep 11
Innocent kids

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