Internet Fraud, Lekan Bibire Usman Bags Jail Terms For Impersonation

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

Notorious Internet fraud, Lekan Bibire Usman, has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by the Lagos State Federal High Court for impersonating one ‘Christopher Kermond.

Usman received the sentence following a plea of guilt to a count charge of fraudulent impersonation made against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The convict who impersonated Christopher Karmond with an intent to gain advantage for himself, was found guilty of Section 22(2)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015 and was convicted by by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.

The judge however ordered Usman to pay the sum of N1 million in lieu of the jail term.

The charge reads: “That you, LEKAN BIBIRE USMAN (a.k.a Christopher Kermond) on or about 4th day of April, 2022 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated one ‘Christopher Kermond’ by holding yourself out as such on your Google Account with intent to gain advantage for yourself and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 22(2)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015….”

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