1 Nigerian Arrested Over Alleged Credit Card Fraud

1 Nigerian Arrested Over Alleged Credit Card Fraud

A suspected internet fraudster has been placed under investigation in Uganda for allegedly using a stolen credit card to purchase a flight ticket.

The airport officials said Muhammad Nura Umar used a “network of accomplices” for the fraud.

The suspect was arrested over allegedly using a stolen credit card details to purchase a Rwandair flight ticket from Entebber International Airport to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Muhammad Nura Umar was believed to be a graduate student of Stafford University where he obtain his bachelors degree in Computer Science and Information Technology.

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Muhammad, 23, of Kebbi, Nigeria, was arrested March. 1 over allegedly using a credit card to purchase a flight ticket. Muhammad was arrested by Uganda Police at Entebbe International  Airport as he was about to board a Rwandair  Airways flight bound for Lagos, Nigeria.

Muhammad was charged with conspiracy, and mail fraud, and extortion. If convicted of all offenses, he faces a maximum prison sentence of 5 years, a fine of $5,000 on each of the counts of the indictment, and two years of supervised release. A trial date will be set after extradition proceedings have been completed, which could take several months.

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The suspect was arrested and detained by Uganda Police and will be prosecuted to face the law as soon as he was convicted and pleaded guilty.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant that is comprised of the essential facts constituting the offense charged. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

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