Today, Justice H.A. Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, convicted Frank Emem ( in green ) and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment for internet-related offenses.
The judge found him guilty of 2-counts of obtaining money by false pretences brought against him by the EFCC and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment on each count. The sentences are to run concurrently from the day of his arrest( 6 March, 2013).
The Judge also ordered him to pay the sum of N2.5m in restitution to a Chinese, Wang Xin, whom he defrauded by cloning the e-mail of Vhelbherg International Ltd and sent mails to Wang Xin, a client of the company, demanding for the said sum, which was paid into his Diamond bank account.
Also, Justice M.N Yinusa of the Federal High court, Enugu, sentenced Frank Joseph and Muonwuba Valentine, a final year student of Institute of Management and Technology (I.M.T) Enugu to two years imprisonment each for conspiracy, uttering, impersonation and attempting to steal.
The duo were earlier arrested in March 2016, on an allegation that they visited an Access Bank Branch in Kenyatta, Enugu State, presented themselves as customers of the bank and requested for an ATM card on a particular account claiming that the said account belonged to their grandfather who is bedridden.
The bank on suspecting foul play, alerted EFCC and the matter was investigated, leading to their subsequent arrest…. and ds all-expense-paid vacation in prison….