A Nigerian lady declared wished by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for web fraud was on Monday, March 23, sentenced to 2 years imprisonment by a Nigerian courtroom for web fraud.
Joan Uruvbu, who makes use of Jay Jay as an alias to perpetrate web fraud, was jailed by Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Warri, Delta State.
According to a press release by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), she was dropped at courtroom on a two-count cost bordering on conspiracy and intent to defraud.
According to one of many prices introduced in opposition to her, she, alongside Daniel Mercedes, Paul Tommy and Sally (all at giant) between 2018 and 2019 in Benin City, Edo State, used connected e-mail to acquire private identification info of others on-line and used similar to file fraudulent tax returns with the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America.
She thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Section (27)(b) of the cybercrime(prohibition prevention and so on) Act 2015 and punishable beneath Section 36(1) of the identical Act.
In view of her plea, counsel for the EFCC, L.P. Aso, prayed the courtroom that the defendant is convicted and sentenced accordingly.
However, the defence counsel, John Okhihiegbe, pleaded with the courtroom to mood justice with mercy because the defendant was a first-time offender, a youth who had a future forward of her and has proven regret.
Justice Emeka Nwite after listening to the defence and prosecution convicted and sentenced her to 2 years in jail commencing from the date of arrest.
Also, all objects recovered from her are to be forfeited and restitution made to her victims.