EFCC Arraigns Man for $12,650 Internet Fraud

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The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Mede Oghenerume before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, for internet fraud and obtaining money by false pretense. The suspect was arraigned on five count charges of fraud summing up to $12,650 (Twelve Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars).

One of the counts read: “That you, Mede Oghenerume (alias Benjamin David) sometime in 2017 to 2019, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently impersonated one Benjamin David from Italy, through the use of Google Handout Accounts induced one Debby from United States of America to deliver to you the sum of $4,500 United States Dollars through one Micheal Miller and Roland Utho, which represents fee for your house bills, in the guise that you are in a romantic relationship with her, a fact which you know is false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 22(b) (i) (ii) and punishable under section 22 (b) (iv) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention) Act 2015.”

The suspect pleaded guilty and Justice Nyako adjourned until June 10, 2020.

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