The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission secured the conviction of no fewer than 321 ‘Yahoo boys’ between September and November 2023.
According to The PUNCH, the separate convictions which were posted on the EFCC official Facebook page.
The internet fraudsters were sentenced by Courts in Kano, Lagos, Kaduna, Benin, Ilorin, Anambra, Oyo, Ogun, Port Harcourt, Ogun, Maiduguri, Makurdi, Calabar and Abuja respectively.
The most recent report in November was the conviction of two Internet Fraudsters, Benjamin Udeagwu and Benjamin Olamide, by a Kano State High Court for internet-related offences.
The accused were sentenced to three years imprisonment.
On October 13, Justice Nnamdi Dimkpa of the Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, also jailed 25 internet fraudsters after they pleaded guilty to the one-count separate charge bordering on impersonation.
Similarly, on October 17, Justices Mahmoud Abdulgafar and Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin sentenced five persons to different jail terms for internet – related offences.
On October 18, Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City, likewise sentenced 26 Internet fraudsters to different prison terms.
In a related development, Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the State High Court, Benin City, Edo State, between October 24 and 25, convicted and sentenced 13 internet fraudsters to different jail terms.