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Lebanese pleads guilty to cyber fraud, bags 1yr jail, forfeits N100m, others


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a Lebanese cyber criminal, Hamza Koudeih, to one-year imprisonment or a fine of N1million in lieu of jail.

Justice Tijjani Ringim, who convicted him, also forfeited Koudeih’s N100million to the Federal Government

The N100m was hidden in the bank account of CHK Property Investment Ltd.

Also forfeited were the convict’s luxury Mercedes Benz GLE43 SUV with Chassis Number: HJGEDGEBXHA063213, two iPhones and a HP Desktop computer.

The judge handed down the judgment after upholding a plea bargain agreement Koudeih entered with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in accordance with the terms of the deal.

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