Two siblings Chukwudi and Sophia Ugwueke have each bagged two years imprisonment for committing internet fraud in Warri Delta State.
The accused were sentenced by a Federal High Court on May 11th. The duo were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a single-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents with intent to defraud one Lisa Marie Nors, an American citizen.
Their arrest was following a tip off provided to the anti-graft agency that the siblings were defrauding foreigners through internet scams. The accused persons pleaded guilty to an amended one count charge and were accordingly convicted and sentenced.
They were given an option of N400,000 fine each.