A SERVING member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been sentenced to one month imprisonment for advance-fee fraud popularly called 419.
The Corps member, Samuel Orie alias SCOTT GIBB was brought before Justice I.N Buba of the Federal High Court, Enugu by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Enugu zone on a one-count charge of impersonation and obtaining money by false pretences to the tune of $150.
Orie was arrested on August 23, 2019 based on intelligence report regarding his fraudulent activities.
According to the charge, he fraudulently presented himself as Mr. Scott Gibb, an American contractor travelling around the world and using his email address firstname.lastname@example.org with the intent to obtain money from unsuspecting victims on the internet, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 22(3) (b) and punishable under Section 22(4) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition Prevention)Act 2015.
Justice Buba convicted Orie and sentenced him to one month imprisonment starting from the date of his arrest. He is also to forfeit the sum of $150 and his Techno Camon M phone.