Justice N.I Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Friday, July 22, 2022, convicted and sentenced one Okoha Chinedu Charles to two years imprisonment for fraudulent impersonation.

Chinedu, 25, who hails from Ebonyi State representing himself as a military personnel serving in Yemen and used a Thai and Spanish language translation app to chat with Thai women with the intent to defraud them.

He was prosecuted on one count charge by the Makurdi Zonal Command of the EFCC.

The charge reads: "That you, Okoha Chinedu Charles "M" sometime in December, 2021 in Makurdi, Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently impersonated one Eun Kyung through his email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with intent to gain advantage to yourself and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 22 [2] [b] of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under subsection 22 (2) [iv] of the same Act".

Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced Chinedu to 2 years imprisonment or a fine of N500,000.

The court also ordered the closure of all his social media and First bank accounts and the balance in the bank account forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The court further ordered that his Toshiba Laptop Satellite Pro L100 model be forfeited and sold through the Register of the Court..



Media & Publicity

25 July, 2022