Justice Abdulazeez Anka of a Federal Excessive Court docket in Ikoyi, Lagos Speak, has sentenced a Nigerian-American-professional surgeon, John Nweke, to 27 years imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining goods from Konga On-line Taking a check out Restricted.
The goods reportedly consist of 19 dear smartphones and two cameras valued at N35m.
The spokesperson for the Police Particular Fraud Unit in Lagos Speak, Eyitayo Johnson, in a assertion on Wednesday, talked about the defendants were arraigned in 2016 sooner than honourable Justice Abdulazeez Anka of Federal Excessive Court docket, Ikoyi, for conspiracy and obtaining property under fallacious pretences.
He talked about, “They were charged under the Come Rate Fraud and other Fraud Connected Offences Act, No. 14 of 2006. On February 14, 2022, the Honourable Court docket chanced on the defendant responsible as charged and sentenced him to 27 years imprisonment without an likelihood of shapely and ordered him to pay the money befriend to the victim of the fraud as restitution. The 2 accomplices, Stephen AnekeIgwe (now deceased) and Kelechi Emenike, were later discharged.”
The spokesperson, in one other pattern, talked about an appellant and 4 others were successfully prosecuted in 2019 sooner than Honourable Justice I. N. Buba of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Ikoyi, for conspiracy and obtaining the sum of N187m from one Alh. Tayo Adeitan, under fallacious pretenses.
He talked about, “The appellant turn into as soon as convicted, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment without an likelihood of shapely and ordered to pay befriend the money to the victim of the fraud, as restitution.
“In the the same 300 and sixty five days, 2019, he filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence. On February 4, 2022, the Court docket of Allure upheld the argument of the Police Particular Fraud Unit, pushed aside the appeal and affirmed the conviction and sentence.”
In an identical design, the PPRO talked about one other appellant – an organization entity owned and operated by one Alh. Suleiman Yerima (now deceased), turn into as soon as extinct as a entrance to fraudulently impact the sum of N157m from Dashad Bureau De Trade Ltd, under fallacious pretences.
Johnson talked about in 2019, the Federal Excessive Court docket convicted the firm and sentenced it to a winding-up with all its sources/property forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria, as restitution.
“In 2020, the firm appealed the judgement. On the opposite hand, on February 4, 2022, the Court docket of Allure, Lagos, upheld the arguments of the Police Particular Fraud Unit, pushed aside the talked about appeal and affirmed the conviction and sentence of the appellant,” he talked about.
The PPRO also talked about one other appellant and its alter-egos, MfonIni Unam and Uwem Antia, conspired collectively and extinct the appellant as a sham firm to impact the sum of N370m from Alh. Tayo Adeitan, also under fallacious pretenses.
He talked about that the firm turn into as soon as convicted and sentenced to a winding-up while all its sources were forfeited to the Federal Government, as restitution.
Johnson added, “In 2020, the firm appealed the judgement. On February 18, 2022, the Court docket of Allure, Lagos, upheld Police Particular Fraud Unit arguments against the appeal, pushed aside the the same and unanimously affirmed the conviction and sentence of the appellant.”
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