Nigerian web fraudster, Damisa Gideon (aka Captain Kim Lee) has been jailed for scamming a Chinese language man Kim Soo Yeon and duping him N11 million.
He was convicted and jailed by Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu of the Federal Excessive Court docket, sitting in Abuja.
Gideon was arrested and arraigned by the Makurdi Zonal Command of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
The cost in opposition to Gideon reads. “That you just, Damisa Gideon (aka Captain Kim Lee) someday in Might, 2020 at Makurdi, inside the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket fraudulently impersonated one Kim Lee of the US Military Air Pressure Base from California by way of your e-mail, [email protected] and obtained the sum of Eleven Million Naira (N11,000,000.00) solely, from one Kim Soo Yeon (A Chinese language Citizen) and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 22(2)(b)(ii) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, and so forth) Act, 2015 and punishable beneath Part 22 (2) (iv) of the identical Act”.
The defendant pleaded responsible and was sentenced accordingly.
Delivering judgment, Justice Obiora stated “from the totality of the proof positioned earlier than the Court docket, the plea of guilt entered by the defendant in addition to his statements the place he confessed to the crime, the Court docket believes that the prosecution has proved its case past cheap doubt.”
The decide sentenced Gideon to 1 12 months imprisonment with choice of wonderful of N500,000.00 (5 Hundred Thousand Naira Solely).
The convict is to forfeit his white-coloured Mercedes Benz GLK 350 with registration quantity ABJ 338 DB and VIN No. WDCG8HBP3AF357583 valued at N10 Million to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.
The stated automobile shall be offered by public public sale by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee and the proceeds paid into the coffers of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.