A state high court sitting in Kadu has sentenced a disc jockey identified as Blessed Micheal to six months imprisonment for cloning the Facebook accounts of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai (retd) and Mariya Dangote, daughter of industrialist, Aliko Dangote, and using the false identities to solicit money from unsuspecting victims under various guise.

The anti-graft agency disclosed that the convict was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on a one-count amended charge bordering on cheating by impersonation, employed the cloned Facebook account of the retired army chief in soliciting from persons seeking enlistment into the army.

Similarly, the disc jockey left a telephone number in the cloned Facebook account of Dangote’s daughter which he invited prospective victims to call, to claim a certain amount of money.

Victims of the scam alerted the Commission, leading to the arrest of the fraudster by operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the EFCC.