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Court Jails Economics Graduate For Impersonation

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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing Management
200Level, Nigeria.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has secured the conviction of an Economics graduate from a public university in Southwest Nigeria, Fredrick Shuaibu, for criminal impersonation.
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Fredrick was convicted and sentenced to four months imprisonment on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Justice Watilat Ibrahim of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State after pleading guilty to an amended one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation.
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He was said to have used the computer and network system to fraudulently impersonate one Kristen Polochak, a white female, via his email KristenPolochak@gmail.com, using same to dupe one Jim Fletcher of a sum of $1,000.
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The offence, according to the charge sheet, was contrary to Section 22 (3) (b) and punishable under Section 22 (4) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.
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The convict was originally arraigned on December 10, 2018 on a five-count charge. But the charges were dropped when he opted for a plea bargain.
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Mabas Mabur, EFCC’s counsel, thereafter prayed the court to convict him based on the plea bargain agreement signed by both parties.
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After considering the terms of the plea bargain, the presiding judge convicted and sentenced Fredrick to four months imprisonment with effect from the day he was arrested by the EFCC.
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The court also ordered that he restitutes to his victim the sum of $1,000.
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He was also to forfeit to the Federal Government his HP laptop, a Macbook, one iPhone 6 mobile phone, one power bank, three MTN SIM cards, being part of the benefits he derived from his fraudulent acts.
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Court Jails Economics Graduate For Impersonation - Metro News

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