Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday convicted the duo of Oluwole Gbenga Caleb and Ayoola Oluwafemi for fraudulent impersonation, The Nation Newspaper reports.
The offence runs contrary to Section 22(2) (b) (i) and is punishable under Section 22(2) (b) (IV) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2005.
They were convicted on a separate one count charge of fraudulent impersonation preferred against them by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Oluwole, 26, who claims to be an Architect, was arrested on February 9, 2021.
In the course of investigation, a number of incriminating documents were recovered from his email.
According to the Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Oluwole pleased ‘guilty’ to the one count charge upon arraignment.
He said Justice Oguntoyinbo thereafter convicted and sentenced him to one month imprisonment.
Apart from his conviction, Oluwole was also ordered to restitute the sum of Two Hundred United States Dollars ($200) to the victim. The Court equally ordered the forfeiture of his Infinix mobile phone.
Similarly, Justice Oguntoyinbo convicted and sentenced Ayoola to three months imprisonment. He was also ordered to restitute the victim in the sum of $200 and also forfeit one Iphone 6 mobile phone and a Lexus RX 350 SUV car to the Federal Government of Nigeria.