Man bags jail term for ATM fraud

Kaduna State High Court has sentenced an internet fraudster, Beegu Tyopav to two years term in a correctional facility.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office, charged Tyopav on a one-count charge bordering on internet-related fraud.

Earlier, counsel to EFCC, E. K. Garba, had told the court that on March 3, Tyopav fraudulently induced one Daniel Osayande, a retiree, to disclose his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) PIN, by impersonating one Godwin Philemon, working with First Bank Plc.

Garba said that when Osayande disclosed the PIN, the accused fraudulently transferred N90,000 from Osayande’s account to his account.

The counsel stated that the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 142(1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.

Tyopav humbly pleaded guilty to the charge.

Justice Mohammed Tukur, the presiding judge, however, gave him an option of N150,000 fine.

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