The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office on Tuesday, February 24, 2020 secured the convictions of three students, namely: Cynthia Nwankwo Ifunanya (female), 22 years, Kingsley Omenazu 27 and Okorie Kosalachi Alex 29 years for Justice I Buba from Federal High Court, Enugu, Enugu State on two separate allegations of internet fraud.
After reviewing the evidence against the convicts, Justice Buba admitted that the public prosecutor, Eunice Vou Dalyop, proved her case beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced and sentenced Alex to three years in prison, while Ifunanya and Omenazu were sentenced to two years in prison respectively. However, the three each received an N2 million (Two Million Naira) option.
Justice Buba also ruled that all items found by the EFCC among the convicts should be forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria. The convicts, including the lady, were arrested by the EFCC at Airport View Estate Thinkers Corner, Enugu, following various calls from residents to the increasing fraudulent activities of the convicts in the area.
Meanwhile, four of the originally suspected fraudsters have filed charges against two and three counting costs, namely: Valentine Chinaza, Wisdom Obioma, Godswill Ndubuisi. O and Anya Precious Junior do not all plead guilty as accused.
In view of the means that the prosecutor has requested, Eunice asked Dalyop for a lawsuit and urged the court to put them in pre-trial detention.
After the development, counsel to Godswill Ndubuisi and Anya Precious, N.F Anyaegbulam filed a motion for the bail of his clients, which was granted by the court.
Justice Buba, after hearing from both counsel, gave the duo a deposit of N20 million each, two guarantees in equal amount with ownership. He ordered the property to be verified by the court and the means of guarantee to be shown and the passports of the deposits to be deposited at the court.