‘Yahoo boy’ convicted for impersonation, man arraigned over N5m forex scam

Justice A. A. Bello of the Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, convicted and sentenced one Jesse Akut to a fine of N150,000 for offences bordering on cheating by impersonation.

He was convicted after pleading to one count of impersonation.

In view of his plea, Justice Bello convicted and sentenced the defendant to pay a fine of N150,000

Jesse was also ordered to pay the sum of N250,000 in restitution to the victim through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kaduna Zonal Command, on or before the expiration of one month from the date of signing the plea bargain agreement.

He is to further forfeit an Apple MacBook Air Laptop and IPhone 11.

EFCC arraigns man over N5m forex scam

Also, the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC, today, May 3, 2023 arraigned one Philip Yohanna before Justice Daruis Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, on a three count charge bordering on a criminal breach of trust.

The defendant allegedly in 2021 received the sum of N5million in trances from one Zigwai Ayuba for investment in foreign exchange trading but diverted the fund to own use.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, K.S Ogunnade asked for a date for trial to commence, while the defence counsel, B.A Damshaki filed an application for bail of the defendant.

Justice Khobo granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N3 million and one surety in like sum.

The surety must be a civil servant not below Grade Level 12, preferably his father.

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