As many as four Nigerians have been sentenced to 7 years in prison and fined an amount of QR100, 000 each for money laundering by a Doha Criminal Court. The honourable court also ordered that the defendants be deported from the country upon serving their sentence.

The defendants were also convicted by the court for seizing an amount of £27, 000 by hacking into the information system of a company, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported.

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The defendants were referred to the court by the Public Prosecution accusing them of being involved in a conspiracy with an unidentified person. As part of the conspiracy the trio received money from abroad and got a commission of 25% for each amount they received.

Upon receiving the money, the trio transferred it to another account, which belonged to one of the three defendants and thereafter returned to the source in order to cover the tracks of the money.