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Six ‘Yahoo Boys’ jailed in Abuja

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has secured the conviction of six web fraudsters popularly referred to as Yahoo Boys.

The fraudsters, who specialised in Enterprise E-mail Compromise (BCG), web fraud, and different associated offences are: Chisom Emmanuel Odom; Isajimi Joshua; Tafa Basit; Adeleye Oladele Benjamin, Chukwu Simon and Amoo Tunmise.
They had been sentenced and convicted by totally different Federal Excessive Courtroom judges on the Federal Capital Territory on fees bordering on web frauds.
The convicts’ issues began when residents of their respective neighbourhoods petitioned the EFCC, alleging them of suspicious existence as alerts of criminality.
Investigation by the Fee revealed that the fraudsters transformed their residences to dens, the place they had been working freely and defrauding members of the general public.
Gadgets found from them, upon their arrests, had been digital devices, starting from refined laptop techniques, software program and {hardware} gadgets, browsers amongst others.
They had been subsequently charged to totally different courts the place they pleaded responsible.
Justice F.O.G Ogunbanjo, convicted and sentenced Odom and Joshua whereas Justice Ojukwu of Federal Excessive Courtroom, convicted Benjamin to 2 years imprisonment. She additionally convicted and sentenced Tunmise and ordered him to pay a high quality of N1million.
In the identical vein, Justice Binta Nyako convicted and sentenced Simon and Basit to 6 months and three months respectively.

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