The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 8, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of a self-acclaimed transgender, Oblete Sunday Nazarethe before Justice N. I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State on one count charge bordering on Internet fraud, also known as “Yahoo Yahoo”.
‘Transgender’ Bags Two-Year Jail Term For Internet Fraud In Makurdi
EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.
According to the statement, the charge against him reads: “That you, Oblete Sunday Nazarethe sometime in May 2021 in Makurdi, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated one, Christopher Conway, through his Instagram username with screenshot No-20210519024301.png claiming to be a transgender with intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i) and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, etc) Act, 2015″.
The defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge.
Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel, M. Yusuf prayed to the Court to convict and sentence him as charged.
Justice Afolabi convicted and sentenced Nazarethe to two years imprisonment with an option of a fine of N100, 000.00.
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Kwankwaso said promoters of such rumoured reports are failed politicians.