The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Command has secured the conviction of 17 Internet fraudsters earlier than Justice Stephen Daylop Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The convicts are; Valentine Moses Ukong, Ebuka Kelvin Uzokwe, Onedo Elohor Caleb, Godson Lekia Tophie, Achilonu Moses Chidiebere, Monshe Oloko Pius, Samuel Egu Ezeh, Akobo Joseph Chikone, Morayor Jerry Shina and Obioma Joel.
Others are Modey Terrence Akong, Abang Godswill Iyurinyi, Emmanuel Chika, Prosper Okpubeku, Obikwelu Bright Ugochukwu, Enajemo Oghenekaro and Effiong Akaninyene Essien.
The convicts have been amongst 33 suspected web fraudsters apprehend in a sequence of operations at completely different places in Calabar on Thursday September 9, 2021.
This was disclosed by Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday.
They have been every convicted after pleading responsible to separate one depend of cost that bordered on legal impersonation and identification theft with intent to acquire property and acquire benefit opposite tothe Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act 2015.
All the defendants aside from Godson Tohie and Achilonus Chidiebere bagged six months imprisonment with varied choices of superb starting from N50,000 to N10,000.