Four internet fraudsters arraigned before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) High Court, Nyanya, Abuja, have all bagged jail sentences.
While Tosan Ogbe, Onajite Tosan Ejivwo, Abdulmumin Saidu were arraigned on one count charge bordering on fraudulent inducement, Karo Ijire faced a three-count charge, bordering on fraudulent inducement, cheating and impersonation, which are contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code Law, Cap 532, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law.
Ogbe, Ejivwo and Saidu were sentenced to prison based on the plea agreement their lawyers had with the EFCC, after pleading guilty to the one count charge.
Ijire on the other hand, also pleaded guilty to the three count charge against him. The prosecution led by J. Saidu and Maryam Ahmed Aminu informed the court of a plea bargain agreement between them, and urged the court to convict the defendant in accordance with it.
Ruling on the case, Justice Idris ordered that he be remanded in prison custody, pending his sentencing on the July 29, 2019 being the next adjourned date.