Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on Friday 30th August 2019 convicted four internet fraudsters. The suspects were arrested and arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for their role in internet frauds.
The Anti-graft agency announcing the conviction of the four internet fraudsters who were arraigned on one count separate charges bordering on possession of fraudulent documents to which they pleaded guilty to all the charges preferred against them, gave their names as Adeoye Oriyomi, Onabule Adedokun Kenny, Osei Amankwa Isaac and Sodeindene Oluwatosin.
The charges read against the four internet fraudsters as released by EFCC reads: “That you Adeoye Oriyomi on or about the 30th day of July, 2019 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud had in your possession a document titled “Google Account” wherein you represented yourself as Katherine Peters (a white female) which representation you knew or ought to have known to be false.
“That you Onabule Adedokun Kenny on or about the 30th day of July,2019 in Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to defraud had in your possession a document titled “My Love” where you represented yourself as Tama Jones (a white female) which representation you knew or ought to have known to be false.
“That you Onabule Adedokun Kenny sometime in July, 2019 in Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division had in your possession a document dated 9th July, 2019 wherein you falsely represented yourself as a white female, Evelyn Barker, to Dean Wohlgemuth when you ought to know having regard to the circumstances of the case that the document contains the false pretence.
“That you Sodeindene Oluwatosin on or about the 13th day of February, 2019 in Lagos within the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to defraud had in your possession an email wherein you represented yourself as “Richard Davis” an American citizen, which representation you ought to have known to be false.”
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, E.S. Okon informed the court that the convicts willingly entered into a ‘plea bargain agreement’ with the Commission.