Justices S. D. Pam and P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters, Asaolu Dare Sunday and Jason Ovesuor to various jail terms for Impersonation, contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (ii) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.
The Commission disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
It said the suspects were jailed on Thursday, February 2, 2023, after pleading “guilty” to separate one count charge preferred against them by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Sunday, (aka Clara Marli), Sometime in 2022 fraudulently impersonated one Clara Mali, an American woman on his Instagram account with intent to obtain and thereby committed an offence.
On his part, Ovesuor, sometime in 2022 fraudulently impersonated one Lexx Andy, an American Citizen in his Facebook account and WhatsApp with a foreign number +1(587)605-5091 with intent to gain advantage for himself and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015, and punishable under section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the same Act.
The suspects pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them by the prosecution.