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2 brothers bag 6-year jail term for internet fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday accused two brothers, Solomon, and Godspower Nwachukwu, of an amended charge for a charge, limiting cybercrime and getting money under pretenses.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He appeared before Judge I. U. Bello, of the Superior Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Bwari, Abuja, EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said this in a statement in Abuja.

It was concluded that the prosecution, Maryam Aminu Ahmed, had prayed in court to amend the charge on September 27.

The accusation against Godspower says: “That you, Gospower Nwachukwu, sometime in April 2016 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honorable tribunal, fraudulently induced one Matthew Scott, a citizen of the United States of America, to deliver the sum of $ 1,900 (one thousand nine hundred dollars)) to you by paying bitcoin online and, therefore, committed a crime contrary to Section 320 (a) of the Criminal Code, the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria of 1990 (Abuja) and punishable according to Section 322 of the same law. ”

The charge against Solomon says: “That you, Engr. Nwachukwu Solomon, sometime in April 2016 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honorable tribunal, fraudulently induced Janet Allen, a citizen of the United States of America, to deliver the sum of N230,000 (two hundred and thirty thousand naira) through www .linkedin.com and therefore committed a crime contrary to Section 320 (a) of the Criminal Code, the Laws of the Nigeria Federation of 1990 (Abuja ) and punishable under Section 322 of the same law. ”

However, the defendants reportedly pleaded guilty to the amended charges when they were read.

It was said that the defense lawyer, Abaji Abel, had not opposed the amended charges, but urged the judge to moderate justice with mercy since his clients were sorry.

Abel said that those accused of being criminals for the first time should have a second chance, mainly because they had already lost all the proceeds of the crime they had been tracked, including an iPhoneX to the federal government, after a negotiation agreement.

In his ruling, Judge Bello sentenced the brothers to three years in prison, each with an option of a fine of N1,500,000 to be paid to the EFCC for the return of their victims through the U.S. Embassy. UU.

He also added: “Defendants must also file a sworn statement of commitment to good conduct.”