I swear, you can’t go free for sharing pornographic images
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday yesterday secured the conviction of one Ismail Yunus who was charged with sharing pornographic and indecent images.
Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division, found Yunus guilty of sending the indecent pictures through the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, to defraud people and getting involved in other internet-related fraud.
The offense is contrary to Section 24 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 24 (1) (b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, 2015.
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The defendant had earlier pleaded guilty to the one-count amended charge, which was a product of a plea bargain agreement between him and the Commission.
Upon the review of facts and exhibits tendered against him, the court convicted and sentenced him to one year in prison.
Justice Abdulmalik also ordered him to make restitution of $410 (Four Hundred and Ten United States Dollars) to his victim.
He is also to forfeit to the Federal Government of Nigeria items recovered from him in the course of investigation into his fraudulent activities.