A 24-year-old graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olalekan Olabode, was on Monday, sentenced to four months in prison for criminal impersonation.
He was found guilty of a one-count amended charged filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Judicial Division.
Oyaremi who was arrested on March 23, 2019 at Kolapo Ishola Estate, Akobo area in Ibadan, was said to have fraudulently represented himself as one Angelina Kimberly, an American nurse, via an e-mail [email protected]
The charge against him contravenes Section 22 (2) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015, and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the same Act.
According to the EFCC, the convict had entered a plea bargain with it and so pleaded guilty to the one-count charge. The prosecution lawyer, Sanusi Galadanchi, prayed the court to convict him in accordance with the plea bargain agreement.
The presiding judge upheld the prayer as she pronounced the accused person guilty and sentenced him to four months in prison.
The court also ordered Oyaremi to restitute the sum of $3,600 to his victim, through the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He will equally forfeit his Apple laptop, Toshiba laptop, one Samsung Galaxy Luna Pro, one iPhone, one Nokia phone, one Apple watch, and one Smile 4G internet modem to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being items he bought with the proceeds of his fraudulent act.