It was havest of convictions for the EFCC Benin Zonal Workplace of , September 24, 2018 as seven individuals who had been arraigned on separate depend costs for various offences had been convicted and sentenced to numerous jail time period by the Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Benin Metropolis, Edo State.
One of many convicts, Ekoh Noel was arraigned on a one depend cost of acquiring by false pretence. He was mentioned to have impersonated and represented himself as Mike Ezuruonye, a preferred Nollywood Star, on Fb to defraud his victims.
Upon his arraignment, the convict pleaded responsible to the cost. In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso Peters, prayed the courtroom to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
Nevertheless, defence counsel, N.I. Oriazowanlan pleaded with the courtroom to mood justice with mercy because the convict was a primary time offender and in addition to contemplate the plea discount between the defence and the prosecution. Justice P. I. Ajoku convicted and sentenced the defendant to at least one 12 months imprisonment.
Equally, the courtroom sentenced the duo of Favour Ojefia and Alex Igbinidu to 6 months imprisonment. Whereas Ojefia, who pleaded responsible to a one depend cost, fraudulently obtained items price N500,000 (5 Hundred Thousand Naira) solely, from one Imasuen Christian Osahon of Simply Cute Ventures, Igbinidu additionally defrauded similar Simply Cute Ventures.
Additionally convicted by the courtroom was Odiete Jude Erowhow, who additionally bagged six months imprisonment for fraudulently acquiring by trick the sum of N426,000.(4 Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand Naira) solely from one Sunday Ogba.