The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday April 6, 2022 secured the conviction and sentencing of one Morris Moses before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court 11, for cheating by impersonation.
Morris who was arrested in a sting operation in Kaduna, was discovered to have assumed the identity of Tucka James on his Facebook account and used same to establish a romantic relationship and defraud an American citizen.
The charge reads: "That you Morris Moses (aka Tucka James) on or about the 9th of March, 2022 at Narayi Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, impersonated one Tucka James on Facebook when you made an admission to one Dinna Gaay that you were in love with her and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 142(1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under the same Law”.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
Justice Khobo, thereafter convicted and sentenced the defendant to one year imprisonment without option of fine. He is also to forfeit one Infinix Hot 8 phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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7 April, 2022