The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a fake director of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, Adamu Yahaya Jiyaba before Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
The suspect was arraigned on a one count bordering on cybercrime.
This was contained in a statement by the EFCC on its official Facebook page on Tuesday.
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The charge read, “That you, Adamu Yayaha Jiyaba, sometime in 2022 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence to input a data that you are Robert S. Muller, the FBI Director, with the intention that such inauthentic data will be considered or acted upon and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 13 of the Cybercrime (Provision, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same Section of the Act.”
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Justice Afolabi adjourned the matter till October 26 and 27 2022 for commencement of trial, while Jiyaba was remanded in the Lafia Correctional Centre.