By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo on Monday convicted a 32year old man, Oteyowo Akinkunmi to fourteen months custodial sentence. for defrauding an American, of N19.6millon
Akinkunmi was arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office of a one-count amended charge of criminal impersonation on Monday, January 18, 2021.
According to EFCC, the crime offends Section 22(2) (b) (ii) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) of the same Act.
The convict had, however, approached the Commission for a plea bargain agreement which formed the basis for the amended charge with which he was arraigned and convicted of on Monday.
After pleading guilty to the amended charge, prosecution counsel Murtala Usman urged the court to convict him accordingly.Apart from the jail term, the court also ordered Oteyowo to restitute the N19,664,128.50 to the victim of his crime.
Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court then pronounced the 32-year-old, who claimed to be a graduate of civil engineering, guilty