Friday, 30 January 2015

Man sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment ForContract Scam

Find the EFCC press statement below...
The Economic and Fiunacial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
recorded its first conviction for 2015 on Wednesday
January 28, 2015 as Justice A. Ongetenu of the Federal
High Court Abakaliki, Ebonyi State convicted and
sentenced one Monday Agha to 10 years imprisonment
for offences bordering on conspiracy, impersonation
and obtaining money by false pretence.
Agha, who was arraigned on July 20, 2013, allegedly
fraudulently opened several accounts in different banks
using fictitious names with which he conspired with one
Moses to defraud some unsuspecting victims.
After diligent prosecution, Justice Ongetenu
convicted the accused on six of the eight count
charge preferred against him and sentenced him
to 10 years imprisonment.
The convict was also ordered to pay N2,730,000
(two million, seven hundred and thirty thousand
naira) in restitution to the complainant
One of the charges reads: "that you Agha Monday (a.k.a
Nwachukwu Peter Elom), Elder Emmanuel Elom, (at large)
Obinna Chijioke (at large) Agatha Chigbata Munachi (at
large) Anthonia C. Nwigwe (at large) Hon. P. A. Odonio (at
large) sometime between December 2010 and April 2011 in
Ebonyi State, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High
Court of Nigeria, Abakaliki with intent to defraud, obtained
the sum of five hundred and fifteen thousand naira
(N515,000.00) from Chinyere Bright through Oceanic Bank
(now Eco Bank) account number 0190001034503 by false
pretence that the said Chinyere Bright has been awarded a
contract for the printing and supply of 25,000 pieces of polo
shirts by the government of Ebonyi State and the said
money is for mobilisation and processing of the said
contract, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby
committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of Advance
Fee Fraud and other fraud Related Offences Act,2006 and
punishable under Section 1(3)of the same Act".
The convict had previously been convicted by a Federal High
Court, Enugu and sentenced to 7 years in prison for
defrauding a University don of N805,000.
Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
29th January, 2015

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