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The Federal High Court in Calabar, Cross River State Capital, has convicted two internet fraudsters, Aghimien Efe ( aka Benjamin Lugo) and Enwereuzor Edward (alias Jushua Cobb Corey Williams).
The duo which were brought before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)pleaded ‘guilty’ to the one count charge of cyber-related fraud.
In view of their plea, Justice Dugbo Oghoghorie convicted and sentenced the defendants to various jail terms.
Efe was sentenced to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine, for criminally portraying himself on the internet as one Benjamin Lugo, an American with intent to defraud.
Edward was also sentenced to three months imprisonment with the option of a fine of One Million Naira (N1, 000, 000), for representing himself as Joshua Cobb Correy Williams, an American investment expert on Facebook.