Find the EFCC Press statement below:
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 Act..
_Media & Publicity 13th February, 2015.