Others are: Akalam Lucky, Akalam Michael, Itodo Jude, Itodo Victor, Ohaeri Sixtus and Osawele Lucky.
The charge against Chukwuemeka reads,” that you, MATHEW CHUKWUEMEKA sometime in 2022 in Awka within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, fraudulently impersonated one Troy Davidson , through a fake Telegram account via your Techno Spark 8c phone in order to gain advantage for yourself and with the intent to obtain money from unsuspecting foreign nationals and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(3)(a) and (b) of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act, ,2015 and punishable under Section22(4) of the Same Act.
All the 12 defendants pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them.
Justice Riman convicted and sentenced them to one year imprisonment each, with an option of N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) as fine.
All the convicts started their journey to the Correctional Centre when they were arrested by operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the EFCC, for various internet-related offences.