Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abeokuta, on Thursday, despatched Wusu Taiwo Opeyemi, 22, to jail for legal impersonation.
The offence contravenes part 22(2) (b)(I) and punishable underneath part 22(2)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, 2015.
Opeyemi, an undergraduate, was arrested on October 14, 2020.
He was prosecuted on one depend amended cost by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) for fraudulently presenting himself as “Jenny Smith”, an American girl.
The defendant pleaded “responsible” to the costs learn to him.
Prosecution counsel, Mabas Mabur, prayed the court docket to convict him.
Justice Abubakar convicted and sentenced Opeyemi to 5 months in jail.
He ordered Wusu to restitute $500 to his sufferer and forfeit his Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.
Additionally on Thursday, the EFCC Ibadan Zonal Workplace arrested 9 suspected web fraudsters.
They had been picked up at Anjogolo Property, Oluyole Bashorun and Airport Highway in Ibadan, Oyo State, following intelligence on their alleged legal actions.
The suspects are Uthman Dolapo, Amoo Riliwan Babatunde, Olatayo Ojeyina, Oris Kehinde, Cyril Stephen, Odusanya Olusoji, Audu Olusegun, Adigun Martin and Folarin Ikeoluwa.
5 automobiles, laptops, telephones and a few incriminating paperwork had been recovered from them.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, stated they’re present process interrogation and could be charged to court docket after the completion of investigations.