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