09.02.2024 Featured For Impersonating American Actor to Defraud a Lady of $200, Kaduna Man Gets 2-Year Prison Sentence

Published 9th Feb, 2024

By Joseph Adeiye

Abraham Adama of Kaduna State has been sentenced to two years in prison for impersonating Sylvester Stallone, a veteran American actor, and duping a lady out of $200.

Adama used a false pretext to defraud unsuspecting victim Amelia Jones of $200, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) stated on Friday.

The charge against Adama at the court read:

“That you Abraham Adama (a.k.a Sylvester Stallone) (m), sometime in 2023 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, committed an offence to wit: cheating by impersonation when you falsely presented yourself as Sylvester Stallone (an American actor) on several online social media applications to several unsuspecting victims and in that assumed character cheated one Amelia James of the total sum of $200.00 (Two Hundred USD) and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.”

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Abraham Adama. PHOTO CREDIT: EFCC/X.

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court gave Adama a N150,000 fine option. Isah will avoid time in prison if he pays the fine.

Going by a $1=N1,400 exchange rate, Isah stole N280,000 from his victim.

Abdulazeez Isah, another Kaduna resident, was nabbed after he pretended to be an EFCC agent.

Abdulazeez Isah PHOTO CREDIT: EFCC/X

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EFCC officials eventually caught up with Isah and charged him in court. Isah admitted he financed the production of fake EFCC T-shirts, caps and identity cards found in his possession.

“That you Abdulazeez Isah sometime in November 2023 in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, committed an offence of impersonation to wit: falsely presenting yourself as a staff of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the general public, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 142(1) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017,” the charge prosecuting Isah read.

Justice A. Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court sentenced Isah to three years in prison.

The court also gave Isah a N150,000 fine option.

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Published 9th Feb, 2024

By Joseph Adeiye


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