Justice Adefunmilola Demi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, on Thursday, sentenced Ogungbemi Taiwo to eight months imprisonment over fraud.
This was announced through the official Twitter handle of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Ogungbemi was charged for fraud and obtaining by trick.
The charge read, “That you Ogungbemi Taiwo on or about the month of August 2018, in Benin, Edo State, within the jurisdiction of the court, did, with intent to induce one Alkairu Sani to pay the aggregate sum of N9.225m into one account, 0041475970 domiciled in United Bank for Africa, belonging to Modareke Elizabeth Farotimi, presenting yourself as possessing the power of doubling the said sum through sacrifices and invocation of juju, a pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 2(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 2(C) of the same Act.”
The accused pleaded guilty when the charge was read to him.
In view of the plea of the defendant, the prosecution counsel asked the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.
However, counsel to the defendant pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, as his client had become remorseful for his actions.
Justice Demi-Ajayi convicted and sentenced Taiwo to eight months imprisonment commencing from the date of his arrest.
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