Court sentences man to three months imprisonment over love scam in Oyo
A young man identified as Ajibola Hammed has been convicted and sentenced to three months imprisonment by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed that the young man was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge bordering on impersonation, contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and Punishable under the same Act.
According to the anti-graft agency, the defendant, in a classic love scam, represented himself as Jessica Mercy, a white woman, to one Juan Angle, an American man with whom he claimed to be deeply in love.
He pleaded guilty to the charge, having entered a plea agreement with the EFCC, culminating in the amendment of his charge.
In view of his plea, Justice Ajoku convicted and sentenced him to three months in prison. The court also ordered him to forfeit one Vivo 1906 phone to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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