Nigeria’s anti-crime watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benin Zonal Command, has announced the successful prosecution of twelve internet fraudsters at the Edo State High Court Benin City.

EFCC made the announcement today on its Twitter handle, saying that the conviction was handed down to the fraudsters by Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the state’s high court in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Tuesday March 7,2023.

The anti-crime body added that the internet fraudsters were arraigned by the EFCC on a separate one-count charge of fraudulent personation. In criminal law, personation is an act of assuming the character of another individual without lawful authority with the intent to deceive.

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According to EFCC, the convicts are Gift Patrick, Lucky Paul Omofureta, Elvis John Mathew, Jeremiah Rebirth Umoru, Alex Aimuawosa Yuodegha and Daniel Mathew.

Others are Edefe Isaiah, Ese Isaiah, Osas Igho Amos, Destiny Aghayere, Christian Oghenekewe, God’s power Osabuohien, Wisdom Christopher and Favour Osaghale.