The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has anchored the conviction of one Peter James on a one-check charge of "pantomime and endeavor to swindle". James was on January 24, 2019 brought before Justice Modupe Adebiyi, of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu.
He was captured regarding some suspicious exercises and was researched by agents of the EFCC. Examinations uncovered that he spends significant time in swindling nonnatives of their well deserved cash, through web misrepresentation.
Electronic gadgets recuperated from him, which were exposed to measurable investigation uncovered implicating records, connecting him to online extortion.
He was found to have been strutting himself on QQ International, a texting application, as "Barnett Edward" a United States Army who got harmed in Afghanistan. This, he did to pull in compassion and dupe clueless individuals.
The tally peruses: "That you, Peter James, now and then in 2018 at Abuja the legal division of this Honorable Court, attempted to cheat by personating while at the same time speaking to yourself on QQ International as Barnett Edward, a military officer conveyed to Afghanistan and along these lines submitted an offense culpable under area 324 of reformatory code, laws of Federation (Abuja) 1990".
He argued "blameworthy" to the charge.
In perspective of his request, indicting counsel, Best Ojukwu, encouraged the Court to convict him appropriately.
Equity Adebiyi, from that point indicted him, and deferred to January 31, 2019 for "condemning