Court Jails Ex-Banker for Online Fraud


By Owolola Adebola

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, secured the conviction of a former staff of Fidelity Bank, Kenechukwu Abaroh before Justice A.A. Nwaobodo of the state’s High Court, sitting in Enugu on a one-count charge bordering on internet fraud to the tune of N440,000 (Four Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira).


Kenechukwu, was alleged to have used his experience to activate the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, USSD code of his victim’s account, using same to transfer N440,000 to the bank account of one Kingsley Umunna, who was also convicted on May 8, 2019 for same offence.

He had earlier pleaded “guilty” to the charge, when he was arraigned on May 6, 2019, prompting Justice Nwaobodo to reserve judgment to today.

Justice Nwaobodo convicted and sentenced him to three months imprisonment with hard labour.

However, his sentence commences from the date of his arrest, February 4, 2019.


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