By; BAYO AKAMO , Ibadan
A 21-year-old internet fraud apprentice was on Monday, sentenced to six months imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan
The 21-year old Adeleke Oluwaseyi was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zone on a one count charge of impersonation.
According to EFCC, Adeleke Oluwaseyi claimed to be eight months into online dating apprenticeship when arrested in June operated with the name Patrick Bob, claiming to be an American citizen.
Adeleke was initially arraigned on a four-count charge before the counts were reduced to one after sealing a plea bargain arrangement with the EFCC.
The one count to which he pleaded guilty on Monday offends Section 22(3) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015 and as a result of his ‘guilty’ plea, EFCC’s counsel Ifeanyi Agwu prayed the court to sentence him in accordance with the content of the plea bargain arrangement.Justice Joyce Abdulmalik in the judgment sentenced him to six months imprisonment and also order Adeleke Oluwaseyito restitute $150 USD (One hundred and Fifty United States Dollars) to his victim through the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He will equally forfeit his Samsung J3, Infinix and Kigtel phones as well as his Lenovo laptop to the Federal Government.