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Snapchat fraud: Ilorin court jails 2 teenagers

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The Federal High Court in Ilorin hasconvicted two persons, Daniel Atekojo James, who claimed to be a Black American female on Snapchat and Atadoga Samuel from Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, over offences bordering on internet fraud.

They were charged before Justice Sani of the Federal High Court, Ilorin by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Daniel, 28 and Atadoga, 18 were arrested on June 3, 2022, in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, following actionable intelligence over their fraudulent activities.

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The convicts, who were prosecuted separately on one count charge pleaded guilty to their respective charge.

The Charge against Daniel reads: “That you, Daniel Atekojo James sometime in March 2022 in Lokoja, Kogi State within the judicial division of the Federal High Court did fraudulently impersonate one Karma Jones with intent to gain advantage for yourself from one Tyler whom you chatted with via your Snapchat application linked email karmaardee193@gmail.com and did gained $115 thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime…Act 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the same Act.”

The charge sheet against Atadoga reads: “That you, Atadoga Samuel on or about the 2nd day of May 2022 in Lokoja, Kogi State within the judicial division of the Federal High Court did fraudulently impersonate one Alaina Hicks alias big honey with intent to gain advantage for yourself from one Amerone whom you chatted with via your Snapchat application linked to your email address bighoney2033@gmail.com and did gain $25 thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition prevention Etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the same Act

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