The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on August 11, 2022 secured the conviction and sentencing of one Stephen Babi Charles before Justice N.U. Sadiq of the Kaduna State High Court for cybercrime.
The one count charge reads: “That you, Stephen Babi Charles(aka Sang Hoon Sang) between January and July, 2022 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, attempted to commit an offence and in such an attempt did a certain act towards the commission of the said offence, to wit; falsely presented yourself as Sang Hoon Sang and Joebong (a marine engineer) to several unsuspecting victims on several online social media applications in order to cheat them and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 57 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law”.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
Justice Sadiq convicted and sentenced the defendant to five months Imprisonment with an option of fine of N150, 000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira). He is also to forfeit the Techno Spark phone used to perpetrate the crime to the Federal Government of Nigeria through EFCC.
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11 August, 2022