Internet fraudster bags two-year jail term

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday secured the conviction of an ​i​nternet fraudster, Egbeniyi Oluwafemi (aka Raymond Morrison, Mavis Mar and Markus Fred), for defrauding a foreigner.

He was sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice A.M Liman of the Federal High Court, Benin, Edo State.

The convict, who was first arraigned on February 5, 2013 for offences bordering on internet scam and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of 200 Euros from a German citizen named Rita, was pronounced guilty on counts 1 and 3 of the 3-count charge and sentenced to one year imprisonment each on both counts.

Mr. Oluwafemi was arrested on January 18, 2013 by officers of the 4 Brigade/Sector 1, OP PULO SHIELD, Nigeria Army, and handed over to the EFCC on January 23, 2013 for further investigation and prosecution.

One of the counts reads, “that you, Egbeniyi Oluwafemi (alias Raymond Morrison, Mavis Mar and Markus Fred) on or about the 10th of June 2012 in Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire to commit felony to wit: Obtaining Money by False Pretence and thereby committed an offence 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 same Act”.


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  • Bayo Ola

    And Saraki et al that invariable nurtured an environment that created this petty thief is walking free and making law for Nigeria! What a justice system!

  • +ECOMOG+

    yorubas are the real criminals, old and young

    • Enemona

      You f**ls have nothing to contribute other than insult other tribes, shame. For your info, the days of tribal rivalry are gone, open your eyes, you’re in 2015.

      • I did It 4 Love.

        Thanks @Enemona, good response.

  • Contact Point

    This is total miscarriage of justice. The young man’s action was completely as a result of actions of people like Dokpesi, Dasuki, Bafarawa, Yaguda, even Bafarawa jr and a whole lot of others. If this young guy was sentenced to 2 years in imprisonment, (i guess with no option of fine) for mere 200 euros (which should be like 25k by 2013), why must people like names aforementioned even consider bail? Nigerian youths will take up arms and cause serious revolution (violent type not ruled out) if the elites think that the law is for the poor and not for the rich.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    These EFCC guys never cease to amaze! They quickly go for ‘soft targets’ in the country and easily win conviction against them while those who have brought this nation to its knees keep on thumbing their noses at the nation and still smiling to the various banks to operate their ill-gotten wealth. One even wonders how this new convict scammed the German citizen of 200 Euro.

  • ToriolaOlufemi

    Arrested in 2013 for crime committed in 2012 by forcefully collected 200 euro from a German citizen and he got sentenced to two (2) years imprisonment. To my knowledge the guy in question already served his jail term so they should as a matter of fact release the poor guy to go home and even pay him for damages. Useless efcc. Someone defrauded a whole nation (dokpesi) had been granted bail dasuki and co are also preparing to go on bail but the masses they all put into the mess would be serving Jail term.