Mother of ‘Yahoo boy’ jailed for five years in Benin for receiving N91m internet fraud largesse
Moher of a Yahoo boy, Mrs Debest Osarumwense has been sentenced to five years imprisonment in Benin, the Edo State capital.
She is the mother of Endurance Osarumwense, an alleged internet fraudster a.k.a. ‘Yahoo boy’.
Justice M. S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Benin delivered judgment on Tuesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes prosecuted her on a one-count charge for aiding her son.
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The woman was found guilty of receiving N91, 296,150 “being proceeds of his criminal activities.”
The judge convicted and sentenced Debest after she pleaded guilty upon arraignment by the anti-graft agency.