The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has debunked reports claiming that one Victor Odeh convicted for internet fraud is seven years old.

The EFCC made this clarification in a statement posted on its official X handle on Monday. The commission stated that Odeh is 19 and not seven years old.

The statement read, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to some insinuation and contrived accounts of the conviction of an internet fraudster, Victor Oche Odeh, by Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on July 21, 2023.

“Odeh, 19, was among five undergraduates convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment each, after pleading guilty to a one-count separate charge bordering on internet fraud.

“The other convicts are Chidebere Stanley Opara (a.k.a. Avail Hollywood), Manasseh Sefa Ephraim (a.k.a. Felicia_dannyyels), Chukwukere Obinna Paul (a.k.a. Shaun Lee) and Enyogu Etim Ekpo (a.k.a. Henry Wilson, Jasdav7).”

The statement also noted that in a statement earlier released by the commission in July, the ages of all the convicts, including that of Odeh were not stated, hence the need for the clarification that Odeh is 19 years old.

It read, “All the false narratives being bandied about in some section of the social media that he is seven years old should be ignored. The EFCC did not “parade” the convict, and is not a court of law that rightfully convicted him.



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