Court Sentence Man For Internet Fraud To One-Year Imprisonment

Court Sentence Man For Internet Fraud To One-Year Imprisonment

One Joseph Ekemezie was on Wednesday sentenced to one-year imprisonment by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State Special Offences Court for involvement in fraudulent Internet activities.


The accused was apprehended after a petition was place forward by the United State, Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Ekemezie was first brought before the court on a six counts bordering on possession of a document containing false representation a charge which he pleaded not guilty to.

The convict was thereafter brought before the court on amended six counts bordering on possession of a document containing false representation.

One of the charges read, “That you, Joseph Ekemezie, sometime in the month of June 2018 at Ikeja, within the jurisdiction of the honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession a document containing false representation to wit; California driving licence, which you knew to be false.”


In respect to the convict’s plea, Justice Dada sentenced him to one-year imprisonment. She said;

“The prosecution counsel, Temitope Banjo, has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt, which clearly showed that the defendant is guilty of the charges preferred against him.”

“I, therefore, convict and sentence the defendant to one-year imprisonment and the sentence will start from the day he was remanded in prison custody, which was September 4, 2018.”

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