Two speculated Internet fraudsters – Ukhuriegbe Irekpitan and Onyekwa Chinedum – have been charged for the supposed pantomime of Nigerian-British heavyweight fighter, Anthony Joshua.
The team was summoned on Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State on a two-count charge every one of pantomime.
In an assertion gave on Tuesday, representative for the counter unite office Wilson Uwujaren said every one of the respondents faces two counts.
The litigants were blamed for purportedly sending electronic messages to two women and swindling them of the amounts of £10,000 and £5,491,23 separately in London, the capital of England at some point in 2019.
Their offenses are supposed to be culpable under segment 14 (2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc) Act 2015.
One of the charges against one of Joshua’s supposed shams peruses, “that you Onyekwe Joshua Chinedum (a.k.a Anthony Joshua) at some point in 2019 did with aim to swindle sent electronic messages which substantially distort realities to Samantha Johnson, a woman in London which messages she depended upon and which caused her to experience monetary misfortune in the amount of £10,000 along these lines perpetrating an offense culpable under area 14 (2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc) Act 2015.”
“What could be compared to N2,306,220 and along these lines perpetrated an offense culpable under Section 14(2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc) Act 2015.”
The litigants argued not liable to the charges liked against them.
On his part, the indictment counsel, I.M. Elody, requested a preliminary date and for the litigants to be remanded in the guardianship of the Correctional Service.
The guidance to the litigants begged the court to remand them in EFCC guardianship, a move that was gone against by the EFCC counsel.
Equity Shuaibu from there on dismissed the matter till October 21 and requested that the respondents be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Center in Benin City.