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Anthony Joshua who is a medical practitioner, Mbewu Chijioke Precious, and 12 others have been sentenced to prison for cybercrime by justice Simon Amobeda of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State.

This online news platform understands that the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC had secured their conviction and sentencing.Precious was jailed alongside eight others: Chikezie Ogochukwu Michael, Victor Chijioke, Johnbosco Chidiebere, Kenneth Williams, Anthony Joshua Tobechukwu, Mmesoma Oparanozie, Nwosu Emmanuel, and Uchechukwu Divine.

The convicts were arrested on February 17, 2021, at Umuguma area of ‘World Bank, in Owerri, Imo state following a petition by a concerned Nigerian on their illicit activities.

They all pleaded guilty to separate one-count charges bordering on impersonation, obtaining by false pretense, and fraud preferred against them by the EFCC.

In view of their pleas, Segun Akinrinlade and Joshua Abolarin, the prosecuting counsel reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to convict them accordingly.

The defence counsel, Innocent Eze and C. N. Nweke Junior prayed the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendants were first-time offenders and had shown remorse.

Justice Amobeda, while condemning the rising incidence of cybercrime amongst youths in the region, convicted and sentenced them as follows; Mbewu, Michael, and Joshua were sentenced to 6 months imprisonment each with an option of fine of N50,000.00 each while Chijioke, Johnbosco, and Divine were sentenced to 3 months imprisonment each with an option of fine of N50,000.00 each

Oparanozie was given 3 months imprisonment with an option of a fine of N20,000.00, while Nwosu bagged 6 months imprisonment with an option of a fine of N200,000.00. Williams was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment with an option of a fine of N10,000.00.

The Court also ordered that the convicts forfeit all instruments used in committing the crime to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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