Court Jails Fake American Officer Two Years for Internet Fraud In Port Harcourt

March 20, 2021
32 Views

/* custom css */
.tdi_75_059.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_75_059 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_75_059.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_75_059.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; }@media (max-width: 767px) { .tdi_75_059.td-a-rec-img { text-align: center; } }
Advertisement  nnpc-may-2020

Justice E.A Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Chibueze Okenwa(a.k.a  Rodriguz),  a fake United States of American  military officer,  to two years imprisonment for impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) ( i & ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015.

He was initially arraigned on March 4, 2021 by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and pleaded “not guilty” to one-count charge bordering on impersonation with intent to gain monetary advantage for self.

At the resumed hearing of his case on March 18, 2021, Okenwa opted to change his plea. He was re-arraigned and pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge.

/* custom css */
.tdi_74_606.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_74_606 .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_74_606.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_74_606.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; }@media (max-width: 767px) { .tdi_74_606.td-a-rec-img { text-align: center; } }
Advertisement  E-banking-1456x180-1.jpg

The charge reads: “that you Chibueze okenwa (a.k.a Weirt Rodriguz), in 2020, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently impersonated yourself as Weirt Rodriguz, a United State Military Officer to one Katia Massoni from Brazil with intent to gain monetary advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) ( i & ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015”.

In view of his plea of “guilty”, prosecution counsel, M. Ibekwute urged the court to convict him accordingly. However, defense counsel, J.I Owubokiri prayed the court to temper justice with mercy. 

Justice Obile convicted and sentenced Okenwa to two (2) years imprisonment with an option of fine of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N350, 000.00).

The judge also ordered that the phone which was used to commit the crime, (a gold and white-coloured Blu dual Sim smart phone) be forfeited to the Federal Government through disposal  by public auction and the proceeds paid into the Treasury Single Account, TSA of the Federal Government.

/* custom css */
.tdi_76_49c.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_76_49c .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_76_49c.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_76_49c.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; }@media (max-width: 767px) { .tdi_76_49c.td-a-rec-img { text-align: center; } }
 Firstmonie-Wallet-Campaign-Direction-External-A-03-11-2020-Partner-Site-600x90-1

You may be interested

‘You’ve been a worthy ambassador,’ Buhari praises outgoing OPEC chief Barkindo
News
News

‘You’ve been a worthy ambassador,’ Buhari praises outgoing OPEC chief Barkindo

Webby - July 5, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari exchanges pleasantries with the outgoing OPEC Secretary-General, Mohammed Barkindo, at the State House in Abuja on July…

‘Don’t link us with Peter Obi; he pursues different goal’ — IPOB cautions Kwankwaso
News
5 views
News
5 views

‘Don’t link us with Peter Obi; he pursues different goal’ — IPOB cautions Kwankwaso

Webby - July 5, 2022

.By Biodun Busari The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has warned the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party,…

Ghanaians Protest Against Government Due To Rising Inflation (Photo)
News
1 views
News
1 views

Ghanaians Protest Against Government Due To Rising Inflation (Photo)

Webby - July 5, 2022

Ghanaians are now emigrating in droves, with Nigeria, the regional economic powerhouse, a favoured destination for many of them. Ghanaians…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.