Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commisison (EFCC) has secured the conviction of two internet fraudsters identified as Chukwuma David Chinaka and Quincy Peter Patrick, following their prosecution for $997,400 USD fraud.
The convicts pleaded guilty to a two-count charge bordering on transfer of criminal proceeds to a nominee to the tune of $997,400 USD, contrary to the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Count one reads:
“That you, Chukwuma David Chinaka, Quincy Peter Patrick, Emeka Clinton Ezenwa (still at large) and Chikezie Okoro ( still at large) sometime in 2017, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, retained in your control, the aggregate sum of $997,400 USD( Nine Hundred and Ninety- seven Thousand, Four Hundred United States Dollars) being proceeds of criminal conduct on behalf of Chukwuma David Chinaka and others at large.”
Justice Taiwo who sentenced the internet fraudsters to one year in prison each with an option of N350,000, ordered that a plot of land located in Guzape, Abuja, a four-bedroom massionette located in Brains and Hammers Estate, Galadimawa, Abuja as well as the sum of $107,850 recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government to restitute the victim through the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI.