A federal high court has sentenced two internet fraudsters to six months imprisonment for fraud and impersonation.
The convicts, Olalekan Okiki and Oladele Ayomide were earlier arraigned on four-count charges, which was amended to a one-count charge of fraudulent impersonation.
The prosecuting counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zone, Abdul-Rasheed Olalekan had told the court that Olalekan Okiki, in 2016 fraudulently impersonated to be a female by the name “Hafeesat” to someone in us, named “Hager” through an email.
He adds that Oladele Ayomide, also fraudulently misrepresented himself as “Deborah” to an American named tom Jenkins.
The judge, Justice Shittu Mohammed, in his ruling, sentenced the convicts to six months imprisonment each, following refund of a sum of 700 Pound Sterling, one laptop, I-phone 6 and one HP laptop, being the proceeds of the fraudulent act.
The judge ruled that the jail term takes effect from the day of their arrest.