The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, July 7, 2022, secured the conviction of one Moshood Aminu before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High court sitting in Kaduna.
Moshood, an artisan, was arrested for impersonating celebrities in the social media and using the stolen identity to defraud unsuspecting victims.
Upon arraignment, he pleaded guilty to the one count charge brought against him by the EFCC.
The charge reads: “that you, Moshood Aminu ( aka Airdrop Smart ) sometime between the months of May and June, 2022 at Ramat Road, U/Rimi, Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court and with intent to defraud fraudulently impersonated one Airdrop Smart via your Twitter Account and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 142 (1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017”.
In view of his pela, the prosecuting counsel, M.O Arumemi reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to convict the defendant accordingly.
Justice Khobo, convicted and sentenced the defendant to three months in prison or a fine of N100,000.00.
He was ordered to forfeit his Samsung Galaxy S8 phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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7 July, 2022