29th March, 2022
Debest Osarumwense, mother of Endurance Osarumwense, an internet fraudster has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice M. S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Benin City.
Debest Osarumwense was arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the Commission on a one count charge for aiding her son to receive N91.296 million being proceeds of his cybercrime.
The offence was committed between 2nd January 2020 and December 2021 in Edo State.
Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded guilty.
In view of her plea, the prosecution counsel, I. K.Agwai prayed the court to convict and sentence her accordingly.
Justice Shuaibu convicted and sentenced the defendant to five years imprisonment with option of N1 million fine.
She is also to forfeit the balance in her bank account to the Federal Government of Nigeria.