One Promise Ntuen Ekemini has been sentenced to a year in jail for hijacking the e-mail of a lawful owner of a property located in Western Australia valued at $800,000 and trying to sell the property.
The case was judge by Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos High Court sitting in Lagos.
According to the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the suspect was charged on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy to defraud, attempt to obtain money by false pretences and forgery.
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The Justice found him guilty on all charges and his sentence is to start from the day of his arraignment.
The fraudster, impersonated Brian Roderick Daniel, owner of the property located at No. 143, Sprinaway Parade, Falcon, Western Australia and tried to sale the property under false name through the internet.
This attempt was discovered by the Australian police who immediately alerted the EFCC, whi then monitored Ekemini’s transactions.
He was then set up by the agencies and was arrested as he tried to pick up some documents.
This was made know by the EFCC’s Head of Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren.
The EFCC has been battling to clean up Nigeria’s image to the outside world after years of 419 scams by criminals online.