A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State headed by Justice Simon Amobeda on Thursday, June 26, 2019, sentenced a notorious yahoo kingpin, Akpojivi Onoriode to prison for internet fraud.
Akpojivi who was summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-tally charge verging on cybercrime was sentenced by the court after he conceded to the charge levelled against him.
According to reports, The convict is a 29-year-old alumnus of Delta State University, Abraka and a dad of two, was arrested by agents of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Commission in the early on Saturday, May 4, 2019, after knowledge report exposing him of living above his means. He was arrested at his richly outfitted duplex on Plot 10, Block VI, Unical Satellite Town, Calabar, Cross River State.
Upon his capture, the convict, prominently known as “Blinks” or “Mr. White”, admitted to having offshore accounts in China and described how he began the business of duping individuals very early, while he was as yet an undergrad at Delta State University, Abraka in Delta State.
Shocked by the weight of evidence gathered against him by the EFCC, Akpojivi chose not to waste the time of the court as he pleaded “guilty” to the charge.
The charge against Akpojivi reads:
“That you, Onoriode Joel Akpojivi, on or about the 4th day of May 2019, in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did unlawfully produce, supply, procure for use and distributed a computer program (fake online banking link platform) designed for the purpose of electronically defrauding unsuspecting persons and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 28 (1) (a) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section (1) (c) of the same Act.”
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