March 23, 2019

Internet Fraudster gets two-year prison sentence

Internet Fraudster gets two-year prison sentence


A Federal High Court has sentenced one Okwuka Olisaebuka Ifeanyi to two years imprisonment for various internet frauds.

Justice H.A Nganjiwa, handed down judgement to the Ifeanyi after he pleaded guilty to a three count amended charge of forgery brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to a statement signed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Ifeanyi  was arrested on April 21, 2014 by the EFCC with various forged fraudulent documents in his possession.

One of the charge read: “That you Okwuka Olisaebuka Ifeanyi on or about the 3rd day of March, 2013 at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, did forge a document with subject: URGENT SECURITY UPDATE purportedly issued by First bank of Nigeria Plc that it may be acted upon as genuine which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences CAP M17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) Act 2007 and Punishable under section 1(2) of the same Act.”

Upon his arraignment on  February 24, 2015, he pleaded guilty and the case was adjourned to March 5, 2015 for review of facts where the EFCC gave evidence and exhibits to prove its case.


Source: Leadership


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