A graduate of Economics from a public university in Southwest Nigeria, Fredrick Shuaibu, has been sentenced to four months in prison for criminal impersonation.
He was convicted by Justice Watilat Ibrahim of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State in an amended one-count charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office.
According to the case file, Fredrick used computer and Internet network system to fraudulently impersonate one Kristen Polochak, a white female, via the email address:
KristenPolochak@gmail.com, using same to dupe one Jim Fletcher of a sum of $1000 USD (One Thousand United States of America Dollars).
The offence, according to the charge sheet was contrary to Section 22 (3) (b) and punishable under Section 22 (4) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.
After considering the terms of the plea bargain, the presiding judge convicted and sentenced Fredrick to four months imprisonment with effect from the day of his arrest.
The court has ordered that he pays to his victim the sum of $1000 USD (One Thousand United States of America Dollars).