Internet fraud: Court jails truck driver, fake Tom Cruise, five others


The Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced a truck driver, Christopher Godfirst, and six others to prison over internet fraud.

Others who were sentenced by Justice Efe Ikponwonba include, Raymond Imozemhe, (who impersonated Tom Cruise, a popular Hollywood Star), Christian Okafor, Jimmy Emmanuel, Oritseweyinmi Allen Poto, Osapamwan Destiny Gaius and David Oghneyerivwo Ighere.

Their sentencing followed an earlier arrest for involvement in internet fraud.

The defendants admitted to the crime and were subsequently arraigned on a one-count charge bordering on fraudulent impersonation and possession of fraudulent documents by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The judge also ordered that the defendants forfeit a Mercedes Benz GLK 350, one black Toyota Camry, Lexus ES 350, mobile phones and a UBA draft of N960,000 being proceeds of crime, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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