An internet fraudster, Okwuka Olisaebuka Ifeanyi, whose modus operandi is to defraud others by hacking into other people’s email was sentenced to two years imprisonment on April 23, 2015 by Justice H.A Nganjiwa, of the Port Harcourt Federal High Court, Rivers State on a three count amended charge of forgery, as reported on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC‘s website.
One of the charge reads:
“That you Okwuka Olisaebuka Ifeanyi on or about the 3rd day of March, 2013 at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, did forge a document with subject: URGENT SECURITY UPDATE purportedly issued by First bank of Nigeria Plc that it may be acted upon as genuine which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences CAP M17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) Act 2007 and Punishable under section 1(2) of the same Act.”
The accused pleaded guilty upon his arraignment on February 24, 2015 and in view of his plea, his case was adjourned to March 5, 2015 for review of additional facts tendered by the EFCC.
Upon a successful review of all facts, Justice Nganjiwa found the accused guilty and he was sentenced him accordingly.