Six Nigerian fraudsters who impersonated Americans jailed


The fraudsters

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentencing of six internet fraudsters.

They were sentenced before Justices Darius Khobo and N.U Sadiq of the Kaduna State High Court on a one count charge each bordering impersonation, contrary to Section 142 (1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.

The convicts include Hassan Sarki (aka Olivia Logan), Ikani Abdullahi Sani (aka Vegas Smart), Japhtan Alhassan (aka Harry Mack), Hassan Peters Martins (aka Terra Amy John), James Zion Ogah (aka Clara Benjamin) and Vincent Tony (aka Kim Castro).

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They all pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them. Consequently, the prosecuting counsel, N.Salele, E.M Eimonye, Moses Arumemi, M.J Argungu and M.Lawal urged the courts to convict them accordingly.

They were sentenced to various jail terms with option of fines and ordered to forfeit items recovered from them to the Federal Government.


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