Convicted internet fraudster Victor Odeh is 19, not 7 years old – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has dismissed reports that a recently convicted internet fraudster, Victor Oche Odeh, is seven years old.

EFCC explained that Odeh was convicted by Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on July 21, 2023.

However, the anti-graft agency on Monday said its attention has been drawn to “false narratives being bandied about in some section of the social media that the convict is seven years old”.

The anti-graft agency insisted that the convict is 19.

The Commission explained that Odeh was among five undergraduates convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment each, after pleading guilty to a one-count separate charge bordering on internet fraud.

The EFCC, in a post on its official X handle on Monday, named others convicted alongside Odeh to include Chidebere Stanley Opara (a.k.a. Avail Hollywood), Manasseh Sefa Ephraim (a.k.a. Felicia_dannyyels), Chukwukere Obinna Paul (a.k.a. Shaun Lee) and Enyogu Etim Ekpo (a.k.a. Henry Wilson, Jasdav7).

“In a Press Release of the EFCC, dated July 11, 2023, the ages of all the convicts, including Odeh’s, were not stated. For the purpose of clarity, Odeh is 19 years old.

“All the false narratives being bandied about in some section of the social media that he is seven years old should be ignored. The EFCC did not “parade” the convict, and is not a court of law that rightfully convicted him,” parts of the statement read

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