The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, before Justice A.A Ishaka of the Kaduna State High Court on separate one count charge bordering on impersonation and internet fraud, contrary to Section 142(1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017, Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2017.
The offence is punishable under Section 309 of the same Law and Section 57 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.
The convicts include Isaac Ebohon (A.K.A James Nguyen), Gode Solomon Buka, Emmanuel George, Akinnagbe Endurance (A.K.A Clara James) and Samuel Onoja.
They were arrested following their involvement in internet fraud of which investigation reveal that the had at different times impersonated unsuspecting victims using various social media platforms to lure them into establishing social relationships. They were arrested at different locations upon conducting of raids of their hideouts.
Upon taking their individual pleas, Prosecuting counsel led by E.K Garba, prayed the court convicts them accordingly. Justice Isiaka convicted and sentenced them to 2 and 3 years imprisonment or an option of N 200,000 and N 300,000 Naira respectively.
In addition, the judge also ordered a forfieture of all electronic gadgets and phones used in perpetrating the crimes.