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The Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced four persons to jail for internet fraud.

The convicts include a 22-year-old Prince Belebi Koko, Igwe Favour, 22, Destiny Nonso Igwe, 24 and Ojo Jolly, 25.

This followed their arrest for involvement in internet fraud.

The defendants admitted to the crime and were subsequently arraigned on one-count charge of unlawful possession of fraudulent documents by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Upon arraignment, the defendants pleaded guilty to their charges, prompting prosecution counsel, A.S.Bala- Ribah and Al-Amin Abdul Ibrahim to pray the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.

Justice Efe Ikponmwonba convicted and sentenced Favour, Igwe, Koko and Jolly to three years imprisonment with an option of N200,000 as fine.

The court also ordered the convicts to forfeit one Lexus Rx 350, one Lexus RX 350 and mobile phones, being proceeds of crime, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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