A Federal High Court judge in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Justice Inyang Ekwo on Tuesday, turned down a plea bargain entered into by a memberf of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Ajayi Ayokunle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Ekwo, after turning down the plea bargain, sentenced Ayokunle to two months in prison without an option of fine.
The 30- year-old corps member was said to have posed as Dr Joshua to defraud an American citizen, Maria, of $1000 dollars.
The judge also ordered that the convict forfeit a cash sum of $500 dollars found in his bank account and a sophisticated android telephone to the Federal Government.
Justice Ekwo, who expressed utter disgust on the embarrassing rate of cybercrime among Nigerian youths, turned down the plea bargain entered by the convict with the EFCC, wherein he confessed to committing the crime and requested for a soft landing of options of fines.
While arraigning him on Tuesday, the lawyer to EFCC, Dichi Umar, drew the attention of Justice Ekwo to the plea bargain and urged him to convict the defendant with an option of fine.
But the judge turned down the request instantly a subsequently ordered him to remain in prison for two months beginning from November 23 (Tuesday).