Boys With 37 Fake Email Accounts Jailed In Port Harcourt


Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced one Silvar Meche Uzoeto (aka. William Parker) to one year imprisonment for impersonation and possession of fraudulent documents contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, 2015, and punishable under the same Section of the Act.

He was convicted on Wednesday, July 13, 2023, after pleading “guilty” to the one count charge brought against him by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

In view of the plea of “guilty” by the defendant, prosecution counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.

Counsel to the defendant, M.M. Suleiman did not oppose the prayer by the prosecution but urged the court to temper justice with mercy.

Justice Ajoku convicted and sentenced the defendant to one year in the Correctional Centre with One Million Naira (N1, 000,000.00) as option of fine payable into the Consolidated Revenue Account of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Judge also ordered that the iPhone 13 Pro Max mobile phone, Redmi 11 and a Dell Laptop recovered from the convict be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Uzoeto was arrested by operatives of the Commission during a sting operation sometime in June, 2023, at Golf Estate, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Investigation revealed that the convict is into Dating Scam and created thirty two (32) fake Gmail accounts which he uses in ignoble trade.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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