A Nigerian lady identified as Deborah Okiemute who was arrested by the Economic for Financial Crime Commission hours after showing off on Facebook has been sentenced to three years in prison for internet fraud.
Naija News recall that Deborah, a Benue State University graduate was arrested shortly after making a post about herself, posed by the side of a flashy car and a designer bag whilst calling on guys with royal blood to link up with her.
According to reports, Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja convicted and sentenced Deborah Okiemute and Damisa Gideon (aka Captain Kim Lee) to various jail terms, having found them guilty of offences bordering on personation and internet fraud.
The charge against Damisa reads:
“That you, Deborah Okiemute, sometime in November 2020, at Makurdi, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did by concealment retain the control of the sum of Four Hundred and Seventy One Thousand Naira (N471,000.00) only, in account No. 0102333502, domiciled in Access Bank Plc belonging to you, being the proceeds of a criminal conduct on behalf of one Nelson Irobo, knowing that the money is as a result of criminal conduct by the said Nelson Irobo and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 17(a) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004 and punishable under Section 17(b) of the same Act”.
The charge against Gideon read:
“That you, Damisa Gideon (aka Captain Kim Lee) sometime in May, 2020 at Makurdi, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated one Kim Lee of the US Army Air Force Base from California via your email, [email protected] and obtained the sum of Eleven Million Naira (N11,000,000.00) only, from one Kim Soo Yeon (A Chinese Citizen) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(ii) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (iv) of the same Act”.
The defendants pleaded ‘guilty’ to their respective charges.
Delivering judgment, Justice Obiora said “from the totality of the evidence placed before the Court, the plea of guilt entered by the defendants as well as their statements where they confessed to the crime, the Court believes that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.”
Source: Naija News