Serial Facebook hacker bags jail term

A serial Facebook hacker, Vincent Harrison Chukwuemeka, bagged one-year imprisonment without the option of a fine.

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High court Uyo, sentenced him for impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N407,000 (Four Hundred and Seven Thousand Naira).

A statement released by antigraft agency, EFCC, says Chukwuemeka falsely presented himself as Lisa, while claiming to be a representative of Facebook and WhatsApp from the United States of America, through the African Head Office and defrauded one Felicity Felix Ekpezu of the said sum, as he (Chukwuemeka) deceived her (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.

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 changed his plea to guilty and refunded his victim the money he fraudulently collected from him.

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