Zilani was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office, on offences bordering on fraud and impersonation.
Justice Mallong, sentenced Zilani after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
Mallong, however, gave the convict an option of N50,000 fine and warned him to desist from any crime.
According to the prosecutor, the agency’s operatives apprehended Zilani after receiving a credible intelligence that the convict was operating with a “deceptive” email address to take undue advantage of unsuspecting foreigners.
The prosecutor also revealed that many dubious documents of how the convict had defrauded foreigners were printed out from his email address.
He stated that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under the same Act.(NAN)