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COURT CONVICTS MAN OVER INTERNET FRAUD IN KADUNA

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Okoroafor Alexander (aka Micheal White) before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on a two-count charge bordering on internet fraud. 

 

The charge reads, “that you, Okoroafor Alexander (aka Michael White), sometime in May 2023 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court falsely presented yourself as Michael White to one Linda Craig via Instagram (a social media application) in a bid to lure her into love scam, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 142 (1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017”. 


The convict was arrested in May 2023 at Abuja following intelligence report received by the Command indicating his involvement in internet fraud. Investigation revealed he used stolen identities to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned monies. 

 

Upon arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the charge. Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Y.J Matiyak urged the court to convict him accordingly.


Justice Khobo however convicted and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment with an option of a fine of N150,000. He is to forfeit all proceeds of the crime to the Federal Government.

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