Vincent Harrison Chukwuemeka, a Facebook hacker, has been been given a one year jail term without the option of fine, by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High court, Uyo.
A statement released by antigraft agency, EFCC, says Chukwuemeka allegedly defrauded one Felicity Felix Ekpezu of the sum of Four Hundred and Seven Thousand Naira, by falsely presenting himself as Lisa, while claiming to be a representative of Facebook and WhatsApp from the United States of America, through the African Head Office. Chukwuemeka deceived Ekpezu to believe that she had won $971 (Nine Hundred and Seventy-One United States Dollars) and an Iphone 6s, to which she needed to pay N407, 000 to redeem.
According to the statement, he was arraigned on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N407, 000. He initially pleaded “not guilty” to the charge, but in the course of trial changed his plea to guilty and refunded his victim the money he fraudulently collected from her.
The court at the resumed sitting, sentenced him to one-year imprisonment beginning from the date of his arrest without an option of fine.