The EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Command, on Monday March 7, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of Edigbo Oibe Fredrick and Valentine Agbaka Oryiman before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, on separate one count charge bordering on cyber-fraud.

The offence is contrary to section 22(2) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.

Fredrick sometime in November, 2020 in Makurdi did dishonestly make use of a unique identification feature, A USA Passport of one Clarke Veronica with No. CL01011256 to gain advantage to himself and thereby commit an offence contrary to Section 22(2) (i) of Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention Etc) Act. 2015 and punishable under Section 22(2) (b) iv of the same Act.

Oryiman sometime between the 25th and 27th April, 2021 in Makurdi conspired with one Kelvin Tsokar Terhile (AKA OLD MAN CENTRE) now at large and defrauded Cosmic Intelligence Lab of the sum of N1, 350,000 (One Million Three Hundred and Fifty Naira) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention Etc) Act. 2015 and punishable under Section 28(2) of the same Act.

Upon reading the amended charges to them, the defendants pleaded guilty and were convicted accordingly.

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