Two Internet Banking Fraudsters Bag 6 Months Jail Each

The convicts Innocent Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni
The convicts Innocent Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of two fraudsters that specialize in sending false messages relating to people’s Bank Verification numbers, BVN.

In a statement posted on its social media handle, the EFCC said the duo of Innocent Uche Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni were on Thursday sentenced to 6 months imprisonment by Justice Sa’ad Mohammed of the Gombe State High Court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.

The convicts, according to the anti-graft agency, “hail from Orlu, Njaba local government area of Imo State.”

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“They specialize in scamming unsuspecting members of the public by sending text messages claiming to be from customer care of different banks and telling the recipients that their accounts were closed due to BVN issues and asked that they disclose their BVN in order to rectify the problem, thereby defrauding them,” the statement read.