It was havest of convictions for the Benin Zonal Office of EFCC, today, September 24, 2018, as 7 persons were convicted and sentenced to various jail term by the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. .
One of the convict, Ekoh Noel was arraigned on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence. He was said to have impersonated and represented himself as Mike Ezuruonye, a popular Nollywood Star on Facebook to defraud his victims. .
Upon his arraignment, the convict pleaded guilty to the charge and was consequently sentenced and convicted by Justice P. I. Ajoku to one year imprisonment.
In a similar vein, the Judge sentenced one Favour Ojefia to six months imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining goods worth N500,000 only from one Imasuen Christian Osahon of Just Cute Ventures. .
The convict who was arraigned on a one count charge, pleaded guilty to the charge and was consequently sentenced to six months imprisonment. .
The same six months is what the court ordered Alex Igbinidu to spend in prison for also defrauding Just Cute Ventures. .
Also convicted by the court is Odiete Jude Erowhow who bagged six months imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining by trick the sum of N426,000 only from one Sunday Ogba. .
Erowhow pleaded guilty to the charge when he was arraigned. However, for the duo of Atiti Anita and Godwin Iuleomen, Justice Ajoku sentenced both to two months imprisonment while Osaikhuimwan Monday, bagged one month imprisonment. The trio were also arraigned on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence.