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Court Jails Three Men for fraud


The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today, March 22, secured the conviction of  Adesuyi John (a.k.a Jimoh Shaka) at the Federal High Court Benin City, on a two count charge bordering on obtaining by fraudulent means.

The convict  upon arraignment pleaded guilty to the charge.  The defence counsel, Moses I. Oriazowanlan pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant was a first time offender.
He said his client opted for a plea bargain in order not to waste time of the court. He said he has also admonished his client to embrace hard work and learn to make money legitimately.
Justice P. I. Ajoku accordingly convicted and sentenced the defendant  to one month imprisonment on each of the count. The sentences are to run concurrently.
One of the counts reads:" that Adesuyi John (aka) Jimoh Shaka on or about the 28th of August,  2017 in Igarra within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did by trickery, obtained the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300,000.00) from one Mr Ofoezie Gilbert and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 421 of the Criminal Code Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria,  C39, 2006 and punishable under the same Act".
In the same vein, the Benin Zonal Office also secured the conviction of Godwin Oye Daniel, aka. Mirabel Smith Adeleke  and Omotayo Abiodun aka Ibrahim Gracious at the Federal High Court Benin City,  Edo State.
The duo upon arraignment pleaded guilty to the two count charge of obtaining by false pretence and were sentenced to one month imprisonment each. - efccnigeria.org
                                                         

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