Abuja court sentences 23-year-old internet fraudster to 4 months in prison

An FCT High Court sitting in Kubwa, on Tuesday sentenced a 23-year-old man, Friday Owoicho to four months in prison for impersonation.

According to NAN, Owoicho, who pleaded guilty to the allegation brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), implored the court for mercy.

Owoicho was punished without the option of a fine by Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya and admonished to stop committing offences.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Chiamaka Njoku told the court that a plea bargain agreement had been signed by the defence counsel, Timothy Istifanus and its terms adopted.

Njoku said the terms of the plea bargain was for the defendant to depose to an affidavit of good conduct and a sentence of nine months imprisonment or an option of N200, 000 fine.

She also told the court that Owoicho fraudulently impersonated an American citizen, Jesse Phillips, through a hangout account with an email address, jesserphilips693@gmail.com sometime in 2021.

The prosecution counsel said Owoicho committed the crime with intent to obtain the sum of 150 euros, adding that the offence contravened section (22) (2) (b)ii of the Cyber Crimes Act 2015.

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