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Man Jailed For Internet Fraud In Kaduna



Justice Dairus Khobo of Kaduna High Court on Wednesday sentenced one man, Victor Timothy, to 12 months imprisonment for committing N9 million internet fraud.

Justice’s Khobo handed down the verdict after Timothy pleaded guilty to an amended one count of fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

During court sitting, the prosecution counsel for EFCC, P.C Onyeneho, told the court that the convict was arrested on February 28, in the Trikania Area of the state based on credible intelligence that he was into internet fraud.

According to Onyeneho, Timothy fraudulently obtained money in the sum of N9,700,000, an offence punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

The prosecution urged the court to allow the convict to take his plea again on the amended charge.

Khobo granted the application and Timothy pleaded guilty to the offence after the charge was read against him.

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Following his plea, the court convicted the convict as charged.

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