Court convicts fake EFCC officer

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JUSTICE I O Musa of the FCT High Court sitting in Abuja has sentenced one Akeem Oluwafemi Akanni to one month imprisonment with an option of N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira) fine.

Akeem met his waterloo when he falsely presented himself as an officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to Abdullahi Idris, a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna.

Early this year the convict, while posing as an EFCC officer, attempted to obtain a sum of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) from Idris ostensibly  to assist him “KILL A CASE FILED AGAINST HIM”, an action which contravenes Section 95 of the Penal Code, laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 322 of the same law.

The defendant pleaded guilty after the charges were read to him. The Judge thereafter sentenced him to one month imprisonment with an option of fine based on the plea bargain agreement between the parties.

– Oct 17, 2019 @ 15:39 GMT |

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