Justice Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie of the Federal High Court, Enugu, has convicted and sentenced Okoro Tochukwu Joseph to eight months imprisonment.
Tochukwu was jailed for impersonation and obtaining by pretense to the tune of $15,000.
Okoro Tochukwu Joseph is a final year student of the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) and was prosecuted by the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In one of the five-count charges, EFCC said Joseph, on March 11, 2020, claimed to be Donald Wood, a financial investor in cryptocurrency, in Enugu state.
Okoro Tochukwu Joseph was accused of sending a message through Google Hangout “to cause needless anxiety” to the victim, Lisa Spitler, an American.
The offense contravenes Section 24 (b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015.
Okoro Tochukwu Joseph pleaded guilty to the charges.
Henry Onyekachi Anasoh, who is the Prosecution counsel, asked the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.
In addition to the prison term, the convict must return the $15,000 to Spitler through the EFCC.
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