The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, on Monday, June 3, charged two Internet Fraudster for supposedly cheating one Akinbuluma Mobolade Dele, a teacher and doctoral understudy in the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan.
The Internet Fraudster – Augustine Ekeson and Obinna Ureahl – were brought before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division on a three-check charge verging on pantomime and getting cash under misrepresentation.
In a request to the Commission, dated February 17, 2016, Akinbuluma itemized how the couple purportedly contrived together to dupe him of an entirety of Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Ninety Naira (N875,490) in December 2015.
The total was what might be compared to Four Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty-Nine United States Dollars (US$4,169) payable for consumables required in a six-month seat space investigate he was to embrace at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya as a component of his doctoral program.
Akinbuluma, who got a give from the chief college for the exploration work, said he had been inconsistent correspondence with the administration of the Kenyan focus before the charged hacked into his email record and exploited the strain to hoodwink him.
In the wake of commandeering the record, the blamed introduced themselves as Prof Baldwyn Tonto, Akinbuluma’s alleged director at the inside, and requested that he paid what could be compared to the due aggregate to an associate’s Nigerian ledger for transmission to the middle’s record in Kenya.
The offense, as indicated by the charge sheet, was in opposition to Section 1 (1)(b), area 6 and 8 (b) of the Advanced Fee Fraud Related Offenses Act 2006 and Section 22 (4)(a) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention and so on) Act 2015.
At the point when the charges were perused to them, the denounced people argued not liable.