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EFCC secures conviction of Four Yahoo-Yahoo boys

EFCC secures conviction of Four Yahoo-Yahoo boys
EFCC secures conviction of Four Yahoo-Yahoo boys

The Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, secured the conviction of four Yahoo-Yahoo boys, with the following names: Tosan Ogbe, Onajite Tosan Ejivwo, Abdulmumin Saidu and Karo Ijire before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) High Court, Nyanya, Abuja.

Ogbe, Ejivwo and Saidu were prosecuted on a one-count charge, bordering on fraudulent inducement, contrary to Section 320(b) and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Law of the Federation, 1990.

The four Yahoo-Yahoo boys all pleaded guilty to their separate one charge.

Following their plea, the prosecution team led by H.M Muhammad informed the court that both the prosecution and the two defence counsels that consist Adaje Abel and David Agbane have entered into a plea bargain agreement and urged the court to convict and sentence the defendants base on the terms of the agreement.

The two defence counsels, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.

They separately told the court that the three of the four Yahoo-Yahoo boys were remorseful and have regretted their actions, adding that they were first time offenders who should be given a second chance to turn a new leaf.

Justice Idris convicted the defendants, pursuant to the plea bargain agreement and ordered that they be remanded in prison custody pending sentencing on July 30 adjourned date.

Ijire was, however, convicted on a different matter. He 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.

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