The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of a 24-year-old student of Computer Science at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Adebowale Babatunde Ismail, to seven months imprisonment before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State for the offence of criminal impersonation.
The offence is contrary to 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 Dauherty through an email address: email@example.com
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 N1.400 million in restitution and forfeit one Toyota Rav 4 SUV and an iPhone 11pro mobile phone to the Federal Government.