Enugu man jailed seven years for cyber crime

A man from Enugu, southeast Nigeria, is to spend seven years in prison for committing cyber crime.

Chinedu Ayogu Christopher was first arraigned on two-counts charge of cyber crime before Justice I.M Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, on January, 25, 2021.

He was granted bail but failed to report for the proceedings.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which was the prosecutor, said Christopher jumped bail and after three previous adjournments, Justice Buba further adjourned the matter to September 30, 2021 for adoption of a final written address by the prosecution.

“The Judge on February 10, 2022 found the defendant guilty, convicted him in absentia and ordered that a bench warrant earlier issued against him, be executed and the convict brought before the court for sentencing.

“Christopher was re-arrested on March 11, 2022 and presented before the court on Wednesday, March 23,2022. Justice Buba sentenced him to seven years imprisonment each on the two counts.

“The sentences are to run concurrently.”

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