Okoro Joseph, a final-year student of the Institute of Management Technology, Enugu, is to spend the next months in prison for duping an American woman of $15,000, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The sentence was handed down by a Federal High Court in Enugu over $15,000, after the suspect reportedly pleaded guilty to the fraud, before Justice Dugbo Oghoghorie on five counts bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretences.
The commission said, Okoro impersonated Donald Woods and Kennedy Lordan and used pictures of white men to create fraudulent profiles on Hangout and Instagram, which he used to defraud an American woman, Lisa Spitler, of the said sum.
Following his plea, the prosecution counsel, Henry Anasoh, urged the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.
Justice Oghoghorie sentenced Joseph to eight months’ imprisonment and ordered him to restitute the sum of $15,000 to his victim, through the EFCC.
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