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MAPOLY Student Bags Seven Months Jail Term for Impersonation


By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has 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.

Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, sentenced Ismail to seven years imprisonment 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: dsprinklse@gmail.com 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 N1.4million in restitution and forfeit one Toyota Rav 4 SUV and an iPhone 11pro mobile phone to the Federal Government.




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