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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

3 men Defrauded Lagos Speaker Of N9.2m Using His Facebook Account

Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa 

The Lagos State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, of the Lagos State Police Command has charged three men under the steady gaze of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, for professedly cheating the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, of N9.188 million. The three men, Frank Nwokobia, 27; Ezeoke Kanayochukwu, 25, and Godwin Essien, 28, were summoned before Justice Chuka Obiozor, on a five-check charges of intrigue, pantomime, wholesale fraud and extortion. The respondents, who were captured at various areas in Delta State, as indicated by the prosecutor, William Ologun, had infrequently in May hacked the Facebook record of the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, and recovered a few data which they utilized as a part of pulling back N9.188 million from his record. Captured in Delta The prosecutor educated the court that the litigants were captured in Delta State, after the complainant, Obasa, requested of the Police that his Facebook account had been hacked and that N9.188 million had been pulled back from his record by obscure people. The offenses, as indicated by the prosecutor, are in opposition to Sections 27(1)(b) and 22(2)(b)(ii) of Cybercrimes Prohibition and Prevention Act, 2015. 'Not liable' The respondents argued not liable to the charges, after which their legal advisor, Mr. Ali Abba, supplicated the court to concede his customers safeguard in liberal terms. Governing in the safeguard application, trial judge, Justice Obiozor, conceded the respondents to N5 million safeguard with one surety each. The judge requested that the sureties, who must be suggested by the respondents' legal advisor, must be occupants of Lagos State, with landed property and three year assess. The judge likewise expressed that the landed property title archives and assessment must be checked by the court's Deputy Chief Registrar. The court likewise requested that the three litigants be remanded at the Ikoyi office of Nigerian Prison Service, pending the flawlessness of the safeguard conditions.