A Federal High Court Kaduna on Thursday sentenced one Robert Sunday OlaOluwa to one-year imprisonment for cybercrime.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office prosecuted Sunday on one-count charge.
Earlier, Deborah Adamu-Eteh, EFCC counsel told the court that the convict was arrested on Feb. 28, based on intelligence received by the Intelligence and Special Operations Section (ISOS) of the zonal office.
Adamu-Eteh said intelligence showed that the convict had been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, mainly job seekers, by using several identities with different email addresses posing as foreigners.
The counsel added that during an interview the convict confessed to the crime of using different identities to defraud job seekers.
Justice Z. B. Abubakar sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the one-count charge and gave him an option of N300, 000 fine.
He also ordered the convict to forfeit his Dell laptop worth N60,000 and an iPhone 8-plus worth N150,00, being the instruments used in perpetrating the crime to the Federal Government.
She read the charge thus: “That you, Robert Sunday Olaoluwa ‘M’ sometime in February 2020 in Kaduna within the Jurisdiction of this court fraudulently impersonates one Anthony Newton.
“And you claimed to be one of the Human Resources Managers at TTEC with intent to gain an advantage for yourself and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 22(2) (b) of Cyber-crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.’’
Following the plea of the convict, she urged the court to convict him accordingly and the judge passed the sentence.