Abuja court sends Fake American Soldier to jail

He was arraigned on April 3, 2019 on an amended one-count charge bordering on attempt to cheat.

Justice Danlami Senchi of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, sitting in Jabi has sentenced one Enabulele Osazee Frank, who posed as a United States Major Barnett Edward to 30 days in prison with an option of N25,000 as fine.

Enabulele was among six suspected “yahoo yahoo boys” arrested in Abuja, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 11, 2018 through a sting operation following intelligence report on their activities.

He was arraigned on April 3, 2019 on an amended one-count charge bordering on attempt to cheat.

The count reads: “That you, Enabulele Osazee Frank (aka United States Major Barnett Edward) sometime in 2018 in Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, did attempt to commit cheating and in such attempt posed to be United State Major Barnett Edward, an American soldier deployed to Afghanistan on peace keeping mission in a bid to fraudulently induce one Camela Johnson to deliver the sum of $10,000 (Ten Thousand Dollars) on a representation that the money is payment for cost of non-inspection of certificate, a claim which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code Law Cap 532 laws of the Federation (1990) Abuja and punishable under the same section.”

He thereafter, pleaded “guilty” to the amended charge, based on a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution.

Prosecuting counsel, Deborah Ademu-Eteh, then prayed the court to sentence him accordingly.

Defence counsel, Providence Osimen, however pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, noting that the defendant was still a young man of 29 years old, and has shown remorse.

“He has never been convicted, and he is a graduate of public administration from University of Abuja, his parents look up to him for their wellbeing and he was just in the wrong place with the wrong company at the wrong time,” he said.

In sentencing Enabulele, Justice Senchi considered the plea bargain agreement, as well as the plea of his counsel, and gave him a fine of N25,000, failure of which he is to spend the 30 days in prison.

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Updated: April 4, 2019 — 6:12 am


  1. Omo fake American soldiers that one loud gam but anyways them suppose beat them with koboko self

  2. Ummm Yahoo and their problems every day for the thief one day for the owner

  3. Like they say, everyday for the thief, one day for the owner

  4. I don’t know what people gain in faking their identity

  5. You’ll pay for your mistakes

  6. Yes he really deserves that why forming like American soldier

  7. Wonders shall never end, this serve as lesson to others

  8. I pity him that is how they will be catching them

  9. Paid news u said u work on a plain platform but reverse is the case I will share sponsored post nd will not be credited habaa!!!Wednesday I share around 9:15 Thursday around 10:45 is it not up to 24 hours nd this not the first time.

  10. His days in jail should be extended to the #25,000 is to small.

  11. This Yahoo Yahoo boys problem is now rampa in everywher but God pass them

  12. God so is power upon him a day is For fraud but one is For arrest

  13. can you Imaging, fake soldier God don’t catch you

  14. I was surprised to the small amount fined even the number of days accosted to the jail…

  15. everyday for thieves but one day is for the owner, let the government deal with them..

  16. Well, at least he has learnt his lesson. I believe he won’t do such things again

  17. I just can not stop laughing since after reading this.. really? 25k or 30days I jail?

  18. hmm. they should go arrest the people who started it

  19. Fantastic news to know he was caught, i however believe that the punishment is incorrect as i believe the position of the law on yahoo boys or cheating is more serious than a mere 30 days in prison or 25k punishment…

  20. Dt jail sentence and fine is too small

  21. He should be jailed for a long time

  22. God have started caughing dem one by one,kudus to America

  23. finally the law got him,how i wish they would forgive him he might repent

  24. there’s nothing we wont see in this our country

  25. That is how god will exposed u one by one

  26. This is interesting and he should face the consequences.

  27. Everyday is for the thief but one day is for d owner of d house

  28. all those no work hard work again because hard give you small money why yahoo,thief,kidnap are give them better money

  29. Yahoo boys issues is becoming something else, government shld do something about it before it get out of hand

  30. Yes jail they deserve to stop the fake

  31. May God continue to expose and arrest as many that are making this Nation difficult to love in

  32. Na God catch you ooo next time you won’t do that again as dey said not every day is charismas

  33. Hope he learns his lessons this time

  34. ah na wa,but probably he needed the money to take care of his family

  35. Unfortunate incident, thanks for the update.

  36. Unfortunate incident, thanks for the updrate.

  37. hmm scammer fraud everywere.God will help us ooo

  38. The headline of this news is quite misleading in a way tho

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