Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, sitting in Kaduna has convicted and sentenced George Ahmadu( alias Don Johnson) and Joshua. B. Amos( alias Eric Church) to one year imprisonment each for impersonation.

They were jailed on Monday, April 4, 2022, based on their " guilty" pleas to one- count amended charge bordering on impersonation, upon their arraignment by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The charge reads: " That you George Ahmadu (a.k.a Don Johnson) 'M' sometime in February, 2022 in Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, Impersonated one Don Johnson on Hangout when you made an admission to one Leenchen that you were in love with her and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 142 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under the same Law.

Upon their guilty pleas , prosecution counsels: M.E Eimonye and defence counsel, E.E Ogah prayed the court to convict them accordingly.

Justice Khobo convicted and sentenced Ahmadu and Amos to one year imprisonment each , without an option of fine.

He also ordered them to forfeit one Techno KB7 and IPhone XR phones to the Federal Government.

The convicts' journey to the Correctional Centre started when they were arrested by operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC in connection with suspected involvement in internet fraud

Investigations showed that Ahmadu and Amos assumed the identities of United States of American actor and musician: Don Johnson and Eric Church to defraud local and international victims.

 


Media & Publicity
5 April, 2022