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Court sentences 2 fraudsters to community service in FCT

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court, Jabi, Abuja on Thursday, November 21, 2019 convicted and sentenced one Nwala Eze Kenneth (alias Moore Smith) to one month community service at the National Hospital, Abuja.

The convict was prosecuted by the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $5000 (Five Thousand U.S. Dollars), using a fictitious email address: [email protected] to obtain the sum of $5000 from one Amit Raykundal.

He pleaded guilty upon arraignment today, following which, prosecution counsel, Fatima Ado Gwaram urged the court to convict and sentence him accordingly, pointing out that the convict had already forfeited the proceed of the crime to the  tune of N1,100,000 and a Toyota Corolla 2005 model in line with the plea bargain agreement he entered with the prosecution.

Similarly, the judge, same day, convicted and sentenced Oloyede Faith Damilare (Alias Angela Williams) to one month community service with N20,000 option of fine.

The EFCC, Abuja Zonal Office prosecuted the convict on a one count charge of cheating, having attempted to cheat by representing himself as Angela Williams, a female Caucasian from California, USA.

He was found to have created a fictitious WhatsApp account to facilitate his fraudulent intention.

Upon arraignment today, he pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting prosecuting counsel, Fatima  Gwaram to urge the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.

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