22-year-old school dropout jailed for internet fraud in Ibadan

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced an internet fraudster, Mathew Ogwuche (a.k.a Karlee Grey ), to seven months in prison after finding him guilty of impersonation in a criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office.

Penpushing reports that the agency Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the 22-year-old secondary school dropout was convicted on Tuesday as the  court held that the commission successfully proved the allegation of impersonating against the accused  to defraud people through the use of the internet.

The statement stated that the offence was contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(ii) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22(2)(b) of the same Act.

Penpushing further reports that the judge,Justice Patricia Ajoku also ordered that the convict  restitute the sum of $645   and  forfeits one Hp Laptop and one Infinix S4 mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria through the  EFCC.

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