A 25-year-old Port Harcourt based mostly singer, Gagiyouwe ThankGod a.ok.a Tuesday Cruise has bagged a six months jail sentence after being arraigned earlier than Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a one depend cost.
The cost towards the singer arrested by operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, reads;
“That you, Gagiyouwe Pal Thankgod (alias Chris Henry) on or in regards to the 11th day of July 2019, in Nigeria throughout the jurisdiction of this honorable Court, fraudulently impersonated one Chris Henry by utilizing his electronic mail [email protected] the intent to acquire cash, property or any benefit from one John Smith and different unsuspecting individuals, the pretence you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Section 22 (2 ) (b) (ii) & (iii) of Cyber Crimes (provision, prevention, and many others) Act, 2015 and punishable underneath Section 22 (2) (b) (iv) of the identical Act.”
Tuesday Cruise was convicted and sentenced him to 6 months imprisonment with an possibility of high quality of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) solely, after he pleaded responsible to the cost. A statement from the EFCC reads partly;
“Thankgod, a 25-year-old entertainer with the stage name “Tuesday Cruise” was arraigned on July 24, 2019, by the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-count cost.
He pleaded “guilty” to the cost, and in view of his plea, counsel for the EFCC, Adebayo Soares prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.
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Justice Mohammed, thereafter, convicted and sentenced him to 6 months imprisonment with an possibility of high quality of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) solely.
His journey to jail started on July 11, 2019, when he was arrested alongside Edet Akpan Avenue (Four Lanes) in Uyo by operatives of the Commission, following intelligence report.
At the time of his arrest, a laptop computer was discovered on him and a forensic evaluation of it led to the retrieval of assorted rip-off paperwork, which the convict admitted to have despatched out to primarily feminine overseas nationals with the goal of fleecing them of their hard-earned cash underneath varied disguise.