Poly Student Jailed for Impersonation in Ibadan



Justice Uche Agomoh  of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 convicted and sentenced  Shoneye Idowu Segun to year in  for Impersonation, an offense which contravenes  section 33 (2) (b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 33 (2) (c) of the same Act. 

Shoneye, who claims be a student of marketing from Ogitech Polytechnic, was convicted after pleading ‘guilty’ to -count bordering on impersonation.

The read: “That you  Shoneye Idowu Segun  sometimes in 2020 at Ilaro within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did fraudulently impersonated the name – Anna Balogun from  Texas, United States of America with intent gain advantage for yourself and  thereby committed an offence contrary section 22 (2) (b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2) (b) of the same Act”.

In view of his plea of ‘guilty’, prosecution counsel, Sanusi Galadanchi reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court convict and sentence Shoneye accordingly.

Justice Agomoh thereafter convicted and sentenced Shoneye twelve months jail term and ordered him pay restitution of Four Hundred and Seventy Five United States Dollars. ($475).

 He is also forfeit his iPhone 11Pro Max and iPhone wrist watch the federal government of Nigeria.