Jatto-an imposter of Mark Zuckerberg and others jailed for internet fraud

Jatto-an imposter of Mark Zuckerberg and others jailed for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged and convicted Jatto Sheriff Umar, a 21-year-old internet fraudster who pretended to be Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in order to swindle unsuspecting victims through online relationships.

The defendant, who was arraigned on Wednesday, was found guilty and sentenced to jail for crimes including personation and cybercrime.

The defendants each entered a guilty plea to their own accusation.

In the proceedings before Justice Abdulgafar, Innocent Mbachie represented the EFCC, while R. A Alao prosecuted the cases before Justice Akinpelu.

The two attorneys asked the judges to consider the defendants’ confessions and guilty pleas, as well as the evidence presented against them, which included the gadgets used in the crime, in convicting and sentencing them as accused.

On counts of one and two, Justice Abdulgafar condemned Jatto (Zuckerberg’s imposter) to six months in jail each, to be served consecutively in Mandala Correctional Centre. The sentences have been suspended, but the prisoner must report to Correctional Centre officials.

The court also ordered that his iPhone 12 pro, laptop, manager’s check, and other materials which he used to pay his victims, be forfeited.

On counts one and two, the judge granted Damilola a suspended sentence of six months in jail to run consecutively, as well as the forfeiture of the phone used to commit the offence to the federal authorities.

Taiwo was also given a six-month suspended sentence by Justice Abdulgafar. The convict’s black Toyota Corolla car with registration number LRN237RA, Dell laptop, and one iPhone 11 pro was ordered to be forfeited to the federal government by the court.

Mark received a similar punishment, with the court imposing a six-month term that will be suspended, as well as the confiscation of the phone used in the crime.

Justice Akinpelu, on the other hand, sentenced Olayinka to six months in jail on counts one and two, to be served concurrently, with the option of a fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) on each count.

In a similar vein, the judge sentenced Abiodun to six months in jail with a fine of N200,000 as an alternative (Two Hundred Thousand Naira). The court also ordered the seizure of a N135,000 (One Hundred and Thirty-five Thousand Naira) draught raised as compensation to the crime victim, as well as the iPhone XR used as an instrument of the crime.

Also in Edo state, Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Benin City convicted two online fraudsters, Igboin Alex and Osagie Pius Ekiende, on one count charge each for impersonating and gaining by false pretence.

Alex was accused of defrauding Beth Cabins of $30,000 USD, while Ekiende was accused of using malware to get access to the account of a Cherry Pirozziu from Sam Francisco, USA.

The EFCC also charged Jessica Roselyn Edoleyi, Charles Endurance, and Ayase Destiny with gaining by false pretence, intent to defraud, and impersonation before Justice S. M. Shuaibu. Edoleyi was charged with six counts for allegedly collecting N2,550,000 from one Airiohuodion Efosa under the guise of acquiring a Canadian visa for him.

In an attempt to swindle unwary foreign nationals, Charles Endurance and Ayase Destiny are accused of impersonating Roland Scout, Sina Joorachi, and George Lawrence.

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