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Yahoo Boy remanded in prison for fraud

Posted: 29 November, 2016 at 08:04 pm
Yahoo Boy remanded in prison for fraud
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Victory Okwara,a notorious internet fraudster popularly known as "Yahoo Yahoo" has been caught and remanded in prison at Federal High Court sitting in Anambra State, for obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $8, 674.

Okwara was arrested on Monday, November 28, 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for defrauding one man identified as Ekweaba Oyemechi by posing as his girlfriend.

As gathered by the EFCC,okwara told Oyemechi that he was his USA-based girlfriend that has no money to obtain ticket her return,he collected the sum of $8, 674 from Oyemechi.

The suspect was arrested on three-count charges,but pleaded not guilty of the charges preferred against him.

Okwara's defence counsel, Barr. Emma Onyibor urge the magistrate to grant his client a bail, adding that his client had been on administrative bail granted him by the EFCC, and had not defaulted but reported regularly to the EFCC whenever he was needed.

Barr. Habila Jonathan,the prosecuting counsel told coury that he was served the motion for bail shortly before court proceeding and needed time to study and respond.

The court upheld the argument of the EFCC counsel as the Judge was also yet to study the bail application which the defence also served the court shortly before proceedings.

Justice Gafai adjourned the case till December 6, 2016, for hearing and consideration of bail after he had ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.

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