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Three ‘Yahoo Boys’ Sentenced to Community Service In Abuja

Three ‘Yahoo Boys’ Sentenced to Community Service In Abuja

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja Zonal Command on Thursday, August 17 arraigned three Internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ before Justice O.I Adelaja of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja.

The EFCC on Friday disclosed this in a post shared on their X (formerly Twitter) app page.

The defendants, Solomon Ngbede, Ancha Onyekachi and Suleiman Mustapha were arraigned on separate one-count charges bordering on internet fraud.

The charges partly read, “That you, Solomon Ngbede sometime in 2023 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory cheat by personation when you represented yourself on a SnapChat profile page as Ivy, a porn star from United States of America and under that name obtained the sum of One Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars ($150) from Christian and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code Law (Laws of the Federation, Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law.”

They pleaded guilty to their respective charges.

Following their guilty plea, Justice Adelaja convicted and sentenced the convicts to community service to be supervised by the Nigerian Correctional Services.

Adelaja also ordered that their mobile phones be sold and proceeds forfeited to the Federal Government.


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