Individual Receives 2-Year Jail Term for N7,000 Fraud in Kaduna

Individual Receives 2-Year Jail Term for N7,000 Fraud in Kaduna

Didam Jesse, an internet fraudster, has been handed a two-year prison sentence by Justice A.A Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court. The conviction follows his admission of guilt to a one-count charge of cheating by impersonation, presented by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The charge detailed Jesse’s actions, stating that in February 2023, within the jurisdiction of the court, he engaged in cheating by impersonation on Facebook. Under the alias “Endurance Princes David,” he deceitfully presented himself and swindled one Naziru HB of the sum of N7,000. This act violated Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017, and was punishable under Section 309 of the same law.

Having pleaded guilty, Jesse faced prosecution counsel M. Lawal’s recommendation for conviction. Subsequently, Justice Isiaka ruled in favor of the conviction, handing down a two-year prison sentence or the alternative of a N100,000 fine. Additionally, the court ordered the forfeiture of Jesse’s crime instrument, a Techno Spark 8P, and the ill-gotten proceeds of N7,000 to the Federal Government through EFCC. This verdict serves as a legal consequence for the fraudulent activities perpetrated by the offender.


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