Court Convict Yahoo Boy For Impersonation In Makurdi

The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, May 18, 2023, secured the conviction of one Samuel Kubiala Aboh, before Justice Abdul Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi on a one count charge bordering on impersonation.

Kubiala was arrested by operatives of the Commission on January 28, 2022 at Lafia, Nassarawa State in relation to internet fraud activities.

One count charge: “That you, Samuel Kubiala Aboh “M” (19) years, on or about January 2023 in Lafia Nasarawa State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, sends electronic messages through Instagram account to wit; goddess_alicia_maria_996677 and goggsessalicia1_ by disguising as foreign female and a spiritual priestess to Jasmine Giselle, Chantavia Shanice Smith and Sandra Dempsey which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 14(2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015″.

He pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him. Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel A. S. Idris, prayed the court to convict and sentence him as charged.

Consequently, Justice Dogo convicted and sentenced him to one year imprisonment with an option of N500,000 fine. He was ordered to forfeit his iPhone 11 Pro Max model MWFC2LL/A and Tecno Spark 8c which he used to commit the offence to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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