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Court convicts four for impersonation In Edo state

By Mitchelle Uzorka 

Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City sentenced four internet fraudsters to prison for fraud.

In a statement by EFCC on Monday April 18, 2022, the convicts are Chigbolu Kanayo (aka Brad Pitt), Udoh Godspower (aka Wang Wei), Orome Collins (aka Wang Wei), and Clifford Otsu (aka Wang David).

Chigbolu Kanayo

The boys were arraigned on Thursday last week by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC for the intent to defraud and impersonate.

Justice Ikponmwonba convicted and sentenced Kanayo and Udoh to two years imprisonment with an option of N300,000 fine.

Otsu also bagged three years imprisonment with an option of N400,000 fine, while Collins bagged two years imprisonment with an option of N150,000 fine.

Justice Ikponmwonba also ordered that they forfeit their phones to the Federal Government of Nigeria and to undertake in writing to be of good behaviour.



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