An internet fraudster named Louis Idehen Osahumen on Thursday was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment by Justice I.M Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for cyber related offences.
Osahumen was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, on one-count charge bordering on impersonation.
Ripples Nigeria gathered that Osahumen’s journey to prison began when EFCC received an intelligence report alleging a case of impersonation, possession of scam documents and obtaining money by false pretence against him.
Investigation showed that the convict scammed some Chinese women in 2018 with his Samsung GalaxyJ5 through Wechat with a username “chenlouis”
The convict confessed impersonating a United States of American soldier whom he regularly used as a trick to defraud his victims.
After pleading not guilty to the one- count charge levied against him, prosecuting counsel, S. Chime, prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly. However, defence counsel, D.E Ibiama, pleaded with the court for leniency.
Justice Sani convicted and sentenced Osahumen to 10 months imprisonment without an option of fine.