LASU Pupil Will get 6 months’ Jail Time period
Apr 10, 2019
A 3rd-year pupil of the Lagos State College (LASU), Shuaib Abdulmujeed, on Wednesday acquired six months’ jail time period for participating in web fraud.
“The defendant shall be sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment as proposed within the plea cut price settlement due to the passionate plea of the defence counsel.
“The sentence shall begin from Dec. 5, 2018, which is the day he was arrested,” Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Particular Offences Courtroom held.
Taiwo stated that incidence of cyber crime within the nation was turning into alarming.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that Abdulmujeed had pleaded responsible to a three-count cost in a plea cut price settlement with the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
The defendant pleaded responsible for possessing of paperwork containing false data and indicating false pretences, opposite to Sections 1(three), 6 and eight of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act.
His counsel, Mr Shina Makinde, had prayed the courtroom to mood justice with mercy, blaming his motion on strike by the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).
“The defendant went into cyber crime on account of strike launched into by ASUU,” Makinde instructed the courtroom.
The defence counsel stated that Abdulmujeed was academically gifted however fell sufferer of peer stress through the strike.
“The pc recovered from him was purchased by his father for his college venture, his motion remains to be a thriller to his father and his total household.
“He has a powerful 2.1 (second class higher) pupil, he’s a really sensible scholar, it’s an unlucky factor that he acquired into bother on account of peer stress.
“Jail will not be a reformative place, I ask my lord to indicate judicial empathy,” Makinde prayed.
He added that Abdulmujeed had not wasted the time of the courtroom by deciding to enter right into a plea cut price settlement.
EFCC counsel, Mrs Anita Imo, had stated that the coed dedicated the offences in December 2018 in Ikeja.
“On Dec. 7, 2018, he had in his possession, an e-mail correspondence with the title ‘No topic’, printed from his e-mail handle email@example.com and linked to his cellphone quantity.
“On Dec. 13, 2018, he had in his possession, paperwork titled ‘Private data and privateness’, ‘Hangout with Patricia Appel’ and ‘My Day’, which had been printed from his e-mail handle firstname.lastname@example.org which had been linked to his cellphone quantity.
“On Dec. 13, 2018, he additionally had in his possession, an e-mail correspondence titled ‘Yahoo’, ‘Re: Cash for Scott’, ‘Hi there Madam (Flight Agent)’ and ‘Hi there Scott’.
“These paperwork had been printed from his e-mail handle email@example.com which he knew contained false data,” Imo stated.
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