Internet Fraudster Bags Two Years Imprisonment

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Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High
Court, sitting in Benin, Edo State, on Thursday, February 12, 2015
convicted and sentenced Philip Agbodobri to two years imprisonment
without an option of fine for offences bordering on obtaining money by
false pretence and internet scam. Agbodobri, who goes by different
aliases – Graham Karlsson and Obrien Karlsson, was being prosecuted by
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for engaging in
internet scam.

Men of the Fourth Brigade/Sector One,
Operation Pulo Shield of the Nigerian Army in Benin had arrested him in
January 2013 along with 19 other cohorts of his, handing them over to
the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution. He was subsequently
charged with engaging in internet scam, having being caught in
possession of a laptop, in which was found scam emails, with the
subject, “Payment Details”, which though he knew were false, but he
still sent out to unsuspecting businessmen. After diligent
prosecution, Justice Ajoku convicted him of engaging in internet scam,
contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other
Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same

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