A graduate of Criminology and Security Services, Adeusi Demola Olatunji, was on Monday, sentenced to four months in prison after being found guilty of internet-related offence filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office.
Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, pronounced him guilty of a one-count amended charge of criminal impersonation.
Adeusi, otherwise known as ‘Piero Luchas’, was originally arraigned on a six-count charge to which he pleaded not guilty.
The one-count charge he was convicted of was consequent upon a plea bargain agreement he later had with the commission .
The convict, who claimed to have graduated from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State in 2014, was arrested on 8 February 2019 at Elebu Oja, Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to EFCC investigations, the convict presented himself as Piero Luchas, a white Male with email address email@example.com, to dupe his victims.
The offence is contrary to Section 22(3)(b) and punishable under Section 22(4) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act 2015.
Besides the four months jail term, Adeusi was also ordered to refund the sum of USD $1800 (One thousand Eight hundred United States of American Dollars) as restitution to one of his victims.
He will also forfeit his Infinix phone, iPhone 6 and a Toshiba Laptop to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being part of the benefit he derived from his fraudulent act