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Court convicts mother, son, girlfriend for defrauding American of $902,935

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A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has convicted and sentenced a woman, Dora Animam; his son, Gift Kenneth and girlfriend, Spice Chimzi Dandy to prison for internet fraud.

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the convicts before Justice F. A. Olubanjo on one-count charge each for offences bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretences.

They were said to have conspired to defraud an American lady, Lucinda Ann Garnes Henrichson, of a total sum of $902,935. Upon arraignment, they all pleaded guilty to the charge.

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In view of their pleas, prosecution counsel, Francis A. Jirbo, prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.

Justice Olubanjo convicted and sentenced both Kenneth and his mother, Dora, to five years imprisonment or a fine of N3 million each while Spice was sentenced to two years imprisonment or a fine of N100,000.

The court also ordered that items recovered during investigation, which include Mercedes Benz CL250, Mercedes Benz 300, iPhone I1 Promax, iPhone XX Max, Apple Mac book Pro, two Apple Mac book, N4, 000,000 found in his account, a twin four bedroom uncompleted duplex in Asaba, the cash sum of N4, 000,000 found on him and $4,255 recovered from his contractor be forfeited and restituted to the victim through the American Embassy.

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