One Lucky Ogada, aka Peter Lucas has been convicted for defrauding unsuspecting victims through a fake gmail account.
Ogada was arraigned before Justice Ajoku of the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, on Tuesday.
Ogada who was prosecuted by the EFCC on December 9, 2017 in Benin, attempted to obtain money from one Fukuda when he represented himself as Peter Lucas through his gmail account: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon his arraignment on a one count charge, Ogada pleaded guilty to the offence.
In view of his plea of guilt, the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso Peters, urged the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
In his response, defence counsel, Afamefuna Agbakor pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant was a first time offender who has become remorseful since he was arrested and has also promised to desist from such despicable act.
Justice Ajoku after listening to both counsels sentenced the defendant to two months imprisonment.