27th January, 2022
Justice S.M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City on Wednesday convicted and sentenced Omo-Ogbebor Uyioghosa to two years imprisonment.
on one count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence brought against him by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The defendant was said to have fraudulently impersonated the identity of Zhong Jiaming, a Chinese national, by sending his pictures to unsuspecting Chinese ladies through the internet with the intent to obtain money.
Upon arraignment the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge. In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, K. U.Udus prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant in accordance with the plea bargain agreement between the parties.
Justice Shuaibu convicted and sentenced the defendant to two years imprisonment with option of a fine of N500,000.
The defendant is also to forfeit his laptop and undertake in writing to be of good behaviour.