Court Convicts Architect, One Other for Impersonation

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A Federal High Court in Ogun State has convicted the duo of Oluwole Caleb and Ayoola Oluwafemi for fraudulent impersonation.

The duo were convicted by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo during the sitting on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), confirmed this in a statement.

According to him, the offence runs contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) and is punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (IV) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015.

They were convicted on a separate count of fraudulent impersonation preferred against them by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency.

Oluwole, 26, who claims to be an architect, was arrested on February 9, 2021, and in the course of an investigation, a number of incriminating documents were recovered from his email, Uwujaren said.

Upon arraignment, he noted that Oluwole pleaded ‘guilty’ to the one count.

Justice Oguntoyinbo, thereafter, convicted and sentenced him to one-month imprisonment.

Apart from his conviction, Oluwole was also ordered to restitute the sum of $200 to his victim, as well as to forfeit his Infinix mobile phone.

Similarly, the judge convicted and sentenced Ayoola to three months imprisonment and ordered him to restitute his victim in the sum of $200.

The convict was also directed to forfeit one iPhone 6 mobile phone and a Lexus RX 350 SUV car to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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