The Lagos Command of the EFCC on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of two internet fraudsters, John Austin and Alebiosu Rasheed Salam, before Justice O.A. Okunuga of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
The convicts were separately arraigned on a one-count charge bordering on the use of fraudulent documents to engage in online dating scam, through which they defrauded their unsuspecting victims.
They both separately pleaded guilty to the one-count charge.
In the course of the separate proceedings, counsel for the EFCC, S.O. Daji, who gave reviews of the facts in each of the separate trials, told the Court that the defendants, upon their arrests at different times, were further interrogated by operatives of the EFCC during which they volunteered statements admitting to their involvement in internet fraud.