• Two young men have been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Benin for impersonating British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua
  • They allegedly defrauded two ladies of the sum of £10,000 (N5,589,578.20) and £5,491,23 (N3,068,740.89) in London
  • Nigerians on social media have reacted to the development after the disclosure was made on Instagram by the EFCC

Two young men, Ukhuriegbe Glory Irekpitan and Onyekwa Joshua Chinedum, have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for impersonating legendary boxer Anthony Joshua.

The suspects were arraigned before Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo state, on a two-count charge each of impersonation.

The two young men were arraigned before a Federal High Court in Benin.
Photo credit: @officialefcc
Source: Instagram

According to @officialefcc, the defendants allegedly defrauded two ladies of the sums of £10,000 (N5,589,578.20) and £5,491,23 (N3,068,740.89) in London.

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The EFCC on its website disclosed that the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

Justice Shuaibu adjourned the matter till October 21, 2021, and ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Benin City.

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