Two Fraudsters Jailed 60 Years For Employment Scam

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Two men, Emmanuel Moyi and Victor Ali-Ishaya, were on Thursday sentenced to sixty and fifty years imprisonment respectively by Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court, Kano, on six count charges of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.

This was made known by spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwajuren, in a press statement made available to media houses in Abuja.

Uwajuren explained that the convicts specialized in obtaining huge sums of money from their unsuspecting clients under the guise that they were going to give them employment and contract.

“The convicts succeeded in their fraudulent activity through phone calls with different GSM numbers and phony names,” the EFCC spokesman stated, only for the victims to realize later that they had been duped.

He said that the anti-graft agency commenced investigations into the case when it received a number of petitions on the activities of the duo.

Uwajuren stated: “The convicts were arraigned on 16th May, 2016 by the EFCC. Upon arraignment, they pleaded guilty to the charge read against them.

“In view of their plea, Justice Omotosho, asked the prosecution to produce their witnesses.




     

     

    “The prosecution counsel N.K. Ukoha after closing his case with only one witness, urged the court to convict the defendants accordingly.

    “The matter was then adjourned till 24th November, 2016 for judgment.

    In his Judgment, Justice Omotosho convicted and sentenced Moyi to ten years imprisonment with option of N100,000 fine, on each of count one to six, while the second convict was sentenced to ten years imprisonment with option of N100,000 fine on each of count two to six.

    The sentences are to run concurrently.

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