A court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s Federal capital has jailed two internet fraudsters, Damisa Gideon (aka Captain Kim Lee), and Deborah Okiemute for offences ranging from impersonation and obtaining money under false pretense.
The convicts who were arraigned before Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu who convicted them to various jail terms, having found them guilty of the separate charges brought against them by the operatives of the Economic, Financial and other Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Following their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Mary Onoja, reviewed the facts of the cases and tendered documents printed from their email addresses, iPhones and laptops, as well as their statements, which were admitted in evidence
Delivering judgment, Justice Obiora said “from the totality of the evidence placed before the Court, the plea of guilt entered by the defendants as well as their statements where they confessed to the crime, the Court believes that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
The judge after pronouncing the two guilty, sentenced Damisa Gideon to one year imprisonment with option of fine of N500,000.00. The convict is to forfeit his white-coloured Mercedes Benz GLK 350 with registration number ABJ 338 DB and VIN No. WDCG8HBP3AF357583 valued at N10 Million Naira to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
According to the judge, the said vehicle shall be sold through public auction by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the proceeds paid into the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Similarly, Deborah Okiemute was sentenced to three year imprisonment with an option of fine of N100, 000.00.