He was sentenced after he pleaded responsible to the allegation of fraud introduced in opposition to him by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee.
A fraudster, Justin James has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for fraud by Justice Hannatu Balogun of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Kaduna, on Tuesday.
Justice Balogun sentenced James, after he pleaded responsible to the allegation of fraud introduced in opposition to him by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
Earlier, the EFCC counsel, P. C. Onyeneho, informed the court docket that the convict was arrested based mostly on intelligence informations acquired by the company.
The prosecutor mentioned the convict had been parading himself as buyer providers officer with Opay.
“The convict has been tricking unsuspecting victims into disclosing their private monetary particulars beneath the guise of registering them as Level of Sale operators.
“As soon as the victims agreed to enterprise into the enterprise, he’ll ship them an electronic mail purportedly emanating from Opay.
“He’ll thereafter ask his victims to submit their log-in particulars, thereby giving him entry to their respective accounts.
“Subsequently the victims will begin receiving alerts of unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts”.
Onyeneho famous that the offence contravened part 324 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Regulation, 2017.
Justice Balogun, nevertheless, gave the convict an possibility of N100,000 positive.