Published on Sep 28, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Kano State High Court sitting in Gezawa has sentenced one Ojotomobor Ovuakponye for using yahoo yahoo transaction to defraud his victim, one Jummai Ruqayya Mohammed of the sum of N100,000.
The convict, who received the judgment that sent him to prison from Justice Justice Mohammed Yahaya, was said to have disguised that he was a staff of Guaranty Trust Bank. He was said to have sent fraudulent SMS to the complainant, informing her that her account had a problem and that she should contact her bank. She ended up contacting the convict.
After his arrest in 2017, further investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which charged him to court, revealed that the convict was coordinator of a crime syndicate in four countries: Ghana, Malaysia, Australia and United Kingdom. The convict was believed to have specialized in hacking the account of potential victims, harvesting and transferring their financial information to accomplices in the countries mentioned.
When he was brought to the court, he pleaded not guilty, but when the case came up on September 27, 2017 the convict dramatically changed his plea to an amended one count charge of cheating contrary to section 320 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under section 322 of the same law.
In view of his new plea, prosecuting counsel, Musa Isah asked the court to convict him.
Consequently, Justice Yahaya convicted Ojotomobor and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with option of N200, 000.
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