Justice A .T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced Abiye Dokubo to two years imprisonment for impersonation
He was convicted on May 19, 2022, on one-count charge bordering on impersonation, upon his arraignment by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The count-charge read: “That you Abiye Dokubo on or about the 10th of November, 2021 at Eagle Island, Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court fraudulently impersonated yourself to be one Nina Lambert via your Telegram account with the intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (1) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) of the same Act”.
He pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, J .N. Dogonyaro prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
Justice Mohammed convicted and sentenced the defendant to two years imprisonment, with an option of fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000) payable into the Consolidated Revenue Fund Account of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The court also ordered that the phones recovered from the convict be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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26 May, 2022