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    Court sentences ‘yahoo boy’ to two years imprisonment


    A federal court located in Benin, Edo state had sentenced an internet fraudster known as Amegor Ovenseri to two years imprisonment on Monday over alleged internet fraud.

    The accused was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 21, 2013 on a two count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents.

    The accused was arrested on the 18th of January, 2013 at his home of residence by men in the army over a tip off.


    Several laptops and phones were recovered from his residence during the arrest and we're handed over to the EFCC for further investigation.

    The Magistrate, Justice P. I Ajoku found the accused, Amegor guilty of two count charge.

    The count charge reads, “that you Amegor Ovenseri, on or about the 18th day of January, 2013, at Siluko road, Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honorable court did with conspire with one Ede Amegor to commit felony to wit: obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 8a of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.

    Count two of the charge reads: “That you Amegor Ovenseri, on or about the 18th day of January, 2013, at Siluko road, Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honorable court did possess a document containing false representation to wit: A letter of introduction as frederyk from England, which said representation you made in a bid to obtain by false pretence, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8b of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”
    Amegor, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
    Justice P. I. Ajoku, consequently sentenced the accused to two years imprisonment without an option of fine on each of the charge counts. The sentences are to run concurrently.

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