Internet Fraudster Bags 4 Years for Hacking NASA E-mail

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Justice S. S. Ogunsanya of the Lagos State High Court on Thursday June 11, 2015, sentenced one Osarenwinda Idahor (a.k.a Ösas Idahor) to two years imprisonment on each of the two count charge bordering on possession of document containing false pretence.

The convict was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission sequel to a petition from NASA OIG Computer Crimes Division Goddard Space Flight Centre, United States, alleging that the suspect hacked into NASA e-mail account to send scam messages for advance fee fraud.

Further investigation by the EFCC revealed that the convict disguised himself to be one Mrs Carlow Charles, a cancer patient who wanted to donate the sum of $10,500,000 (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars Only) to the motherless, widows and less privileged.

The convict upon arraignment on 25th day of May 2015 pleaded guilty to the charge.
Consequently,  Justice Ogunsanya adjourned the case to June 11, 2015 for ruling and sentencing.

When the matter was called June 11,  Justice Ogunsanya sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment without any option of fine on each of the count charges. The sentences are to run concurrently.

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