21-year-old bags jail term for impersonating Facebook founder
Jatto Sheriff Umar, a-21-year-old, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment by the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, for impersonating the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in an attempt to defraud victims in an online relationship.
Others convicted with Jatto on offences bordering on cybercrime are Oguntoyinbo Oluwatobi Damilola (fake US military officers), Taiwo Akinyemi Kayode, Adebayo Adeola Mark.
Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had dragged the convicts to the court.
While the defendants all pleaded guilty to their separate charges, Judge Mahmud Abdulgafar sentenced Jatto (Zuckerberg’s impostor) to six months imprisonment each on counts one and two, to run concurrently at Mandala Correctional Centre.
He said that the sentences are suspended, but the convict would be reporting to an official of the correctional centre.
The court also ordered the forfeiture of his iPhone 12 pro, laptop and manager’s cheque, which he raised as restitution to his victims.
Justice Abdulgafar gave Damilola a suspended sentence of six months imprisonment on counts one and two, to run concurrently while ordering the forfeiture of the phone used to perpetrate the crime to the federal government.
Justice Abdulgafar also sentenced Taiwo to a suspended term of six months imprisonment.
The court ordered that the convict’s Black Toyota Corolla Car with registration number LRN237RA, Dell Laptop, and one iPhone 11 pro be forfeited to the federal government.
Justice Abdulgafar also sentenced Mark to a term of six months imprisonment, which shall be suspended, while ordering the forfeiture of the phone used in committing the crime.
Also, another High Court presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu sentenced Adedoyin Olayinka to six months imprisonment each on counts one and two.
The jail term is to run concurrently with the option of a fine of N200,000 on each count.
Justice Akinpelu also jailed Yusuf Alameen Abiodun for six months with the option of a fine of N200,000.
She then ordered the forfeiture of a draft of N135,000 raised as restitution to the victim of the crime as well as iPhone XR used as an instrumentality of the crime.