The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna State Zonal Office has secured a conviction for a Facebook hacker in the state.
The convict, David Kingsley on Thursday pleaded guilty to the charge before a Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, and was sentenced to four months imprisonment for hacking into people’s Facebook accounts and fraud.
The High Court judge, Justice Darius Khobo, however, gave the convict an option of N100,000 fine with a warning to him to refrain from crimes.
Counsel to the EFCC, A. A. Onyenoho, had told the court that the convict was arrested in a sting operation following intelligence on his alleged involvement in cybercrime.
Onyenoho said investigations showed that the convict fraudulently hacked into the Facebook accounts of unsuspecting persons and used the accounts for fraudulent schemes adding that the offence contravened Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2017. (NAN)