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Fake EFCC agents bag 46 years imprisonment

Story from Usman UMAR

Two men have been sentenced to 46 years imprisonment by a Lagos court for posing as officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) while using fake documents

and uniform in an attempt to unlawfully seize property at the New Horizon Estate in Lekki, Lagos.

The convicted individuals, Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadiq Adekunle, confessed to a five-count charge which are; false pretence with intent to defraud, attempt to obtain property from one Oriyomi Johnson while pretending that the “Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos State Judiciary, Mushin, Lagos” issued an Order to the effect that the property located at New Horizon Estate, Lekki- Ikate, Lagos be seized.

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“And the said apartment be
sealed pending the arrival of the said Oriyomi Johnson, whose representation you knew to be false and committed an offence of attempt to obtain property by false pretence contrary to Sections 8(b) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 11(3) of the same Act.”

Another count reads, “That you, Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadiq Adekunle, on or about the 12th day of May 2021 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, not being a person holding any office in or authority of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, wore a jacket bearing the official mark of the Commission, which was calculated to convey the impression that you held such authority and committed an offence of unlawfully wearing the uniform of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission contrary to Section 79(1) (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”

The convicts pleaded guilty to the charges read to them.

Following their guilty pleas, the prosecution counsel, Abdulhamid Lamido Tukur, gave a review of the facts of the case to prove the guilt of the defendants.

Tukur, thereafter, urged the court to convict the defendants as charged and sentence them accordingly.

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