An Instagram fraudster has been jailed by a court.
The conviction was secured by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Thursday July 14, 2022.
The convict, one Isaac Wulko Aliu was arraigned before Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia Nasarawa State for alleged cybercrime.
He was arraigned by the Abuja Zonal Command on a one count charge of fraudulent impersonation to defraud some foreigners.
The charge reads, “That you, Isaac Wulko Aliu sometime in 2022 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, through Instagram Application fraudulently impersonated one Andy-uk86 who is living in America with intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the same Act”.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
In view of his guilty plea, Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced Aliu to twelve months imprisonment with hard labour with an option of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) fine.
In addition, the court ordered that the sum of $111 (One Hundred and Eleven US Dollars), proceeds of crime, and the instruments used to perpetrate the crime be sold and the proceeds paid into the Federation Account.