Court Convicts Man for Impersonating NITDA Officials in Gombe

Justice J.Awak of the Gombe State High Court, Gombe on August 2, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Ahmed Mohammed Mu’azu to three months imprisonment on a one-count charge of attempt to impersonate officials of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The offence is contrary to Section 95 and Punishable under the same Section of Penal Code Law.

The defendant sometime in 2019, under the guise of empowering the youths through a Non-Governmental Organization, ”Youth Empowerment Capacity Building Organization of Nigeria”, Gombe branch promised unsuspecting members of the public training opportunities at NITDA, charging N1,000 (One Thousand Naira) per participant.

Unfortunately, before he could execute his nefarious scheme, operatives of the Commission, arrested him in a sting operation facilitated through credible intelligence.

He pleaded guilty to the charge upon arraignment and was subsequently convicted and sentenced to three months imprisonment. The judge, however, gave him an option of a fine of N10, 000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira).

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