Shittu Labeeb, who parades himself as Shergly Sandberg, Chief Running Officer, judicious one of the critical leading social media platforms, Facebook, has been convicted by a Kwara State High Court docket in Ilorin.
Justice Adenike Akinpelu, figured out him guilty of the 2 counts most standard against him by the Ilorin Zonal Mumble of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
The trial snatch sentenced him to six months penal complex time period.
Depend judicious one of the critical charges indicated that Shittu Labeeb, ( alias Shergly Sandberg) sometime in Can also 2021, in Ilorin, inside the jurisdiction of the honourable court docket, did cheat by personation, when he pretended to be Shergly Sandberg, a white female with Gmail chronicle Shergly sandberg [email protected] and fraudulently deceived Peppelon Shell to send the sum of 350 US dollars to him via steam pockets gift playing cards and thereby committed an offence contrary to Allotment 321 of the Penal Code and punishable below Allotment 324 of the same code.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the cost.
Following his plea, Counsel to the anti-graft agency, Harmless Mbachie, drew the attention of the court docket to the plea carve price settlement entered by the defendant
He also tendered various false messages printed from the defendant’s email, including the telephones and pc gentle to perpetrate the crime, as well to the manager’s cheque (monetary institution draft) of N205,705, raised as restitution to his victims.
The EFCC’S prosecutor, thereafter, informed the court docket to remark about the plea of guilt entered by the defendant, the plea carve price settlement signed by both events, the extra-judicial statements of the defendant and the unchallenged testimonies of the prosecution behold to convict the defendant as charged.
Justice Akinpelu, in her judgement, held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond life like doubt and pronounced the defendant guilty.
She sentenced the defendant to a penal complex time period of six months on every of the 2 charges to breeze concurrently, with a N150,000 fine possibility on every depend.
The trial snatch, also ordered the forfeiture of the convict’s phone and pc, as well to the manager’s cheque of M205,705, which he benefitted from his unlawful actions to the Federal govt.