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A Kano State High Court has convicted and sentenced one Yusuf Gambo to six months imprisonment for impersonation.
Gambo was convicted after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge which borders on cheating and impersonation.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that Gambo was said to have cloned the Facebook accounts of some American citizens and used their identities to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
One of the counts read, “That you, Yusuf Bukar Gambo, Nigerian sometime in 2022 at Kano within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to commit cheating fraudulently impersonate Alvie Gilliam, an American citizen by cloning her Facebook account, pretending to be her and you thereby committed an offense contrary to section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under section 324 of the same law”.
Gambo pleaded guilty to the four counts when they were read to him.
The prosecution counsel , Douglas Gift asked the court to convict him accordingly.
But, the defendant counsel , A.M Yusuf pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the convict.
Consequently, the Judge, Justice Dije Aboki convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment on count one with the option of a Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000) fine.
On counts two to four, the convict was sentenced to four months imprisonment with the option of a Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000) fine on each count.
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