The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has secured the conviction of an web fraudster, Michael Jackson, a.ok.a. Ella-Ellywood.
He was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on March 21, 2022, after he was arraigned on a one-count cost bordering on impersonation opposite to and punishable beneath Part 22(2)(b) Of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act 2015.
He pleaded responsible to the offence earlier than Justice Tijani G.Ringim of the Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, A. R. Alabi, reviewed the details earlier than of the case. Alabi instructed the courtroom that Michael Jackson, was arrested on January 25, 2022, following credible intelligence obtained by the fee on the unlawful actions of some people allegedly concerned in pc fraud.
“Jackson poses as Ella, a transgender lady, and defrauded unsuspecting victims of hundreds of thousands of Naira. The convict who can be a DJ had in his possession fetish objects which he claimed was for achievement”, he stated.
He additionally tendered the next ; One iPhone 11 Professional; one Mack E-book; one Hp Laptop computer; One 4Runner Toyota Jeep; one Honda Accord, the defendant’s extra-judicial statements and several other fraudulent paperwork printed out of the defendant’s gadget. These displays had been admitted by the courtroom.
Alabi additional prayed the courtroom to convict and sentence him accordingly.
Justice Ringim pronounced him responsible as charged and convicted him accordingly. The Decide additionally ordered the forfeiture of the objects recovered from the convict to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria
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