A mother who aided her son who was said to be involved in internet crimes to receive the sum of N91.296 million made through internet criminal activities was on Tuesday, March 29, jailed for five years, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced on Tuesday.
The mother, whose name was given as Debest Osarumwense, said to be the mother of an internet fraudster, Endurance Osarumwense, who is currently at large, was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice M. S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City.
She was sentenced after her arraignment by the Benin zonal command of the anti graft commission on a one count charge of aiding fraud after she pleaded guilty to the charge.
It was gathered that thw woman landed in trouble after the operatives of the EFCC investigating her son discovered that she receive the sum of N91,296,150 in her account on behalf of her son and the money was said to be proceeds of his criminal activities.
He arraigment and subsequent imprisonment were announced by the EFCC in a statement posted on the Facebook wall of the commission on Tuesday which addd that following her guilty plea, the judge sentenced her to five years imprisonment.
According to the statement: “Debest Osarumwense, mother of Endurance Osarumwense, an internet fraudster, was today, March 29, 2022, sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice M. S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City.
“Debest was arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the commission on a one count charge for aiding her son to receive the sum of N91,296,150 being proceeds of his criminal activities on the internet.
“Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded guilty and the judge subsequently sentenced her to five years imprisonment.