Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced an internet fraudster, Mathew Daniel Ogwuche (aka Karlee Grey ), to seven months in prison.
The ruling was issued after the court found the defendant guilty of impersonation in a criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
EFCC spokesperson Wilson Iwujare indicated in a statement that the 22-year-old secondary school dropout was convicted on Tuesday.
The judge held that the EFCC successfully proved the allegation that the defendant impersonated one Karlee Grey to defraud people via the internet.
The offence is 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.
The judge also ordered that the convict restitute the sum of $645 (Six hundred and forty five dollars) and forfeit one HP laptop and one Infinix S4 mobile phone to the Nigerian government through the EFCC.