The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned an internet fraudster one Friday Isodje before Justice U.N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on a 3-count charge bordering on conspiracy, Impersonation, Internet fraud and obtaining money by false pretence. The accused was arrested sometime in 2013 alongside one Eloho Akarah following intelligence report on their lifestyles. The suspect was with a laptop computer containing scam mails.
One of the counts read, “That you Friday Isodje, on or about the 10th day of July, 2013, at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court did conspired with one Eloho Akarah to commit felony to wit: obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the said Act”.
Another count reads, “That you, Friday Isodje, on or about the 10th day of July, 2013, at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court did possess a document containing false representation to wit: a letter of introduction as Alexandra Wallace sent to one Regina Adu, which said representation you made in a bid to obtain by false pretence, and there by committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the said Act”.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty. In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Usman Shehu, thus urged the court to fix a date for the commencement of trial.Justice Agomoh adjourned the case till June 15, 2015 for trial and ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison custody.