Nigerian Gets 4 Years For Hacking American Agency's E-mail


Justice S. S. Ogunsanya of the Lagos State High Court has 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 (EFCC) sequel to a petition from NASA OIG Computer Crimes Division Goddard Space Flight Centre, United States of America, alleging that the suspect hacked into NASA e-mail account to send scam messages for advance fee fraud.

NASA is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space programme as well aeronautics and aerospace research.

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  to the motherless, widows and less privileged.

The convict upon arraignment on 25th May 2015 pleaded guilty to the charge.

Consequently, Ogunsanya adjourned the case to 11th June 2015 for ruling and sentencing.

When the matter was called at the court hearing, 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.