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Friday, 25 November 2016

Kano court sentences two fraudsters to jail for 60 and 50 years respectively

Emmanuel Moyi a.k.a Abba Musa Bello and Victor Ali Ishaya were on Thursday November 24, 2016 convicted and sentenced to sixty years and fifty years imprisonment respectively on six count charges of offences bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences by Justice J. K. Omotosho of Federal High Court Kano.

The prosecution of the two convicts started when EFCC received a petition from some of their victims alleging that the convicts obtained several sums of money from them under the guise that they were going to give them employment and job contracts.
The convicts succeeded in their fraudulent activity through phone calls with different GSM numbers and phony names.

By the time victims had parted with huge sums of money through different bank accounts supplied by the convicts, they realised they had being duped.

Investigations by the EFCC confirmed that those accounts were specifically opened by the convicts in order to perperate their fraudulent activities.

The convicts were arraigned on 16th may, 2016 by the EFCC. Upon arraignment, they pleaded guilty to all the charges read against them.

In view of their plea, Justice Omotosho, invited the prosecution to produce their witnesses. But the prosecution counsel N.K. Ukoha only produced one witness and urged the court to convict the defendants accordingly.

The matter was then adjourned to yesterday where Justice Omotosho convicted and sentenced Emmanuel Moyi to ten years imprisonment with option of a N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) fine, on each of the six counts while the second convict was sentenced to ten years imprisonment with option of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) fine on each of count two to six.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

Count two of the charge read:
"That you, EMMANUEL MOYI a.k.a ABBA MUSA BELLO, VICTOR ALI ISHAYA and other at-large, sometime in 2015 at kano within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court conspired among yourselves to commit an offense to wit; obtain the sum of N500,000.00 under false pretences from one kashim Ibrahim which was paid into First Bank Nigeria Account no. 3090287933 and name of ABBA MUSA BELLO and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offence Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same A 


Iphie Abraham said...

Hehehe! Na death sentence be that na

Lib addict#just passing#

Ugwuanyi Uchenna said...

This Kano people sef.
It's still that same Kano that dismissed some people over murder case of a woman

Juliet Iwuno said...

Choi! Linda take note!

Udolisa Ugochukwu said...

Safe journey to jailed...

Anonymous said...

awwww so sad you see will nigeria will continue to be 100 years backward when the politicians that stole our money dont even go to court let alone being sentence , its sad this guys didn't have money to bribe the imbecile judges

Jamila Shaibu said...


Uju Phil said...

Chaiya... Poor guys! #SorryOh

Anonymous said...

These guys will surely rot in JAIL. Gaskiya!!!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Serves them right

Odibe Blessing said...

Good for them

livingstone chibuike said...

is a welcomed development

Anonymous said...

And the polithevies get bail and asked to return their loot and go home... They should be punished but we are all equal before the law. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

We should all be treated equally.

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

abena golden said...

Oh wow!!! A woman was murdered and culprits were let go free and fraudsters are jailed . God will soon visit you judges soon in His wrath and anger. If you wicked judges are in your true senses, then go chase after all the corrupt politicians in that state.

Hyacinth Agomuo said...

I still believe that the sentences were to light. They will go back to their trade since it is only N100,000 fine. Government should review the laws on OBT to deterre other would be members of OBT/419.

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