A 19-year-old school dropout and Facebook scammer (Yahoo Yahoo), Agbo Emmanuel was on Thursday July 14, 2022, convicted and handed a one year suspended sentence by Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
Wilson Uwujaren, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Spokesman disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.
The statement said Agbo was convicted after pleading guilty to the one count charge preferred against him by the Abuja Zonal Command of the EFCC.
The charge reads, “That you Agbo Emmanuel sometime in 2022 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court through your Facebook account fraudulently impersonated one Wei Shang with intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) of the same Act”.
Taking into account the evidence before the court and the plea of the defendant, Justice Afolabi convicted Agbo and handed him a one year suspended sentence or a fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira).
The defendant is expected to file a report of good conduct from his school by December 9, 2022, or be sent to a Correctional Centre to serve his term.