The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, right now secured the conviction and sentencing of 1 Uke Philip Akhator, an Web fraudster, earlier than Justice P. I Ajoku of the Federal Excessive Court docket, sitting in Benin Metropolis, Edo State, for offenses bordering on acquiring by fraudulent trick.
Akhator who was prosecuted by the Benin Workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, was mentioned to have obtained the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000) Solely from one Jakub Sani Mohammed by fraudulent tips.
The offence is opposite to Part 421 of the Legal Code Act, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, C39, 2004 and punishable below the identical Act. Upon his arraignment on a one rely cost, Akhator pleaded responsible to the offence.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso Peters, urged the court docket to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
In his response, defence counsel, Padro Egharevba pleaded with the court docket to tamper justice with mercies because the defendant was a primary time offender who has turn into remorseful since he was arrested and has additionally promised to desist from such despicable act.
Justice Ajoku after listening to each counsels sentenced the defendant to one-month imprisonment.