Photo: 21-year-old student convicted for cyber crime

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday convicted a 21-year-old student, Ojo Ayomide, for cyber crime related offences.

Justice Nkeonye Maha, convicted Ayomide, 400- level Accounting student of Ekiti State University after he pleaded guilty to the crime.

The EFCC alleged that the student fraudulently impersonated as Scot, an Electrical Engineer, based in Miami, Florida, U.S. with intent to gain advantage for himself, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (iii) of the Cyber Crimes Prohibition, Prevention, Act 2015. Judge Maha ordered the EFCC to sell off the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone within one month of the judgment and pay the N200,000 to the Federal Government. Justice Maha also ordered Ayomide to depose to an affidavit of undertaking to be of good behavior. The Judge said that the implication of the undertaken is that if Ayomide commits another crime, he will be sent to jail.

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