Court jails final year student in Enugu (photo)


$15,000 Internet fraud: Court jails final year student in Enugu (photo)

Justice Rosemary Dugbo Oghoghorie of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has convicted and sentenced one Okoro Joseph to eight months imprisonment for impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $15,000.


Joseph, a final year student of the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu was convicted and sentenced following his prosecution by the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


One of the five-count charges against him read


“That you, Okoro Tochukwu Joseph (alias Donald Wood), on the 11th day of March, 2020, in Enugu, Enugu State, within the jurisdiction of  the Federal High Court of Nigeria, while representing yourself to be Donald Wood, a financial investor in crypto currency, by means of a computer system, knowingly sent a message through your Hangout, knowing the same to be false, for the purpose of causing needless anxiety to Lisa Spitler and thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable…

Source: Linda Ikeji