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Friday, 26 July 2019

25-Year-Old Nigerian Musician Jailed For Internet Fraud


 
A Port Harcourt based singer, Gagiyouwe ThankGod a.k.a Tuesday Cruise, 25, has been sentenced to six months in jail after he was arrested and arraigned by the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a one count charge. Gagiyouwe pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced. A statement from the EFCC reads in part;

Thankgod, a 25-year-old entertainer with the stage name “Tuesday Cruise” was arraigned on July 24, 2019, by the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-count charge.

He pleaded “guilty” to the charge, and in view of his plea, counsel for the EFCC, Adebayo Soares prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.

Justice Mohammed, thereafter, convicted and sentenced him to six months imprisonment with an option of fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) only.

His journey to prison began on July 11, 2019, when he was arrested along Edet Akpan Avenue (Four Lanes) in Uyo by operatives of the Commission, following intelligence report.

At the time of his arrest, a laptop was found on him and a forensic analysis of it led to the retrieval of various scam documents, which the convict admitted to have sent out to mainly female foreign nationals with the aim of fleecing them of their hard-earned money under various disguise.

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