MAPOLY student gets seven months jail term over impersonation
A Computer Science student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Adebowale Babatunde Ismail, has been sentenced to seven months imprisonment after he was found guilty of impersonation by the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State.
He was arraigned before Justice Uche Agomoh by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday after violating Section 22 (2) (b) (ii) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act, 2015, and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) of the same Act.
The defendant fraudulently represented himself as Annabel Torrens to one John Daugherty through an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org in order to take advantage of his victim.
Upon his arraignment, he pleaded ‘guilty’ to the one-count charge.
In view of the guilty plea, prosecution counsel, Oluwatoyin Owodunni, reviewed the facts of the case and prayed the court to convict and sentence Adebowale as charged.
Justice Agomoh, after listening to both parties convicted and sentenced the defendant to seven months imprisonment.
He also ordered that the convict pay the sum of N1.4 million in restitution and forfeit one Toyota Rav 4 SUV and an iPhone 11pro mobile phone to the Federal Government.
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