One Harry Prince Okotie who was arraigned before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for pretending to be Thomas Toud, a Drilling Engineer from South Korea on Facebook, has been sentenced to 6 months in prison.
Okotie was convicted based on his guilty plea to the one count charge brought against him by the EFCC. The convict used the false identity to obtain the sum of $I, 500 (One Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars) from one Richamar, a citizen of the Philippines in the guise of being in a romantic relationship with her.
He was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand) Naira. He is also to forfeit the sum of N220,000 (Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira), being proceeds of the crime , to the Federal Government.