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I Buried My Dad With Yahoo Money, Says 21-year-old

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A 21-year-old man, Ifeanyi Egbuwu, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for Internet fraud


Egbuwu was arrested for Yahoo, on August 2, 2022, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission during a raid on some Internet fraudsters at 42, Ola Williams Street, Kay Farm Estate, Iju, Lagos State.

During the arrest, nothing was recovered from the suspect, who claimed to have recently graduated from Oregun Senior High School.

However, he granted the EFCC access to his email, omohhenry79@gmail, where fraudulent documents were recovered.

The documents were tendered as exhibits before Justice R.A. Oshodi of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Egbuwu also confessed to the anti-graft commission that he profited N500,000 from his fraudulent activities, adding that he bought an iPhone X out of the sum and used some of it for his father’s funeral.

Convicting the defendant who pleaded guilty to one count of possession of fraudulent documents, the judge said, “When asked under oath, the defendant admitted that he benefited N500,000 from his crime.”

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He said that he used N230,000 out of the N500,000 to buy an iPhone X. He also said that he used the proceeds of his crime to buy clothes and for his father’s burial. In criminal law, a defendant’s guilty plea is tantamount to an admission of guilt.

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