Fraudster jailed for impersonating Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninalowo
A fraudster, Omoghan Destiny Igbinosa, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for impersonating Nollywood thespian, Ninalowo Bolanle.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, made this known in a statement on Monday, February 20, 2023.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State convicted and sentenced Igbinosa, to prison on one count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretense.
The charge against Igbinosa reads:
“That you, OMOGHAN DESTINY IGBINOSA sometime between 2021 and 2022 at Benin, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did fraudulently impersonate the Identity of Ninalowo Bolanle, a Nollywood Actor by fraudulently sending documents to one NEWON QUANON through the internet which documents you claim emanated from the said Ninalowo Bolanle, with the intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 22 (2) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under section 22(2) (b) (IV) of the same Act”.
Justice Abang convicted and sentenced Igbinosa to two years imprisonment or a fine of One Million Naira. The defendant is also to forfeit the sum of $2,235.00 and his mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.