Two internet fraudsters whose smiling mugshots recently went viral have now been convicted and sentenced to jail by a Federal High Court in Makurdi.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday July 8, 2021, secured the conviction of John Padre Akor and Aondoaver Aondoseer, who were found guilty of internet-related offences.

They were convicted by Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, on one-count separate charge bordering on criminal impersonation and obtaining money from foreign nationals under false pretense.

The judge slammed Akor with three (3) years jail term with an option of fine of N1.5million and sentenced Aondoseer to two (2) years imprisonment with an option of fine of N1 Million.

The court also ordered that Akor forfeits his 2015 model GLK 350 4matic Mercedes Benz and Phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Aondoseer phones were also forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.