Popular TikTok celebrity sentenced to 2 years in prison
TikTok music celebrity, Crown Uzama, popularly known as Shalli Popi and Miller Maxwell, has been convicted and sentenced to two years in prison.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Uzama was prosecuted by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He was convicted along with five others by Justice A.A Isiaka on separate one count charge bordering on criminal impersonation, offences contrary to Sections 142 (1) , 57 and 308 of the Kaduna Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.
Uzama was convicted alongside Joel Kator (aka Alfred Hudson), AbdulAzeez Suleiman Temidayo (aka Miss Katie Official), Favour Chidiogo Emmanuel (aka Kate Banks), John Joseph (aka Avail Hollywood) and Bethel Makuochukwu ( aka Violetqmartinez).
Makuochukwu had two weeks earlier been convicted for money laundering.
They all pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them. Consequently, the prosecuting counsel, M.E Eimonye, M. Arumeni, M.U Gadaka and K.S Ogunlade urged the court to convict them accordingly.
Justice Isiaka convicted and sentenced the defendants to two years imprisonment each with an option of fines.
In addition, they are to forfeit all electronic gadgets, furniture and other items recovered from them to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The defendants were arrested at various locations in Kaduna upon intelligence received by the Command.
Investigation established they had impersonated foreign nationals and used the false identities to defraud unsuspecting victims.
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