Two young men have been condemned to two years in prison without an alternative of a fine by Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State on Monday, March 1.
The pair were indicted by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a different two-check charge verging on impersonation and obtaining by false pretenses.
One of the means something negative for Edebiri peruses: “That you Osas Edebiri (alias Stephen Michael ) on or between the month of December 2019 , within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did had in your possession documents containing false pretence to wit; Fraudulent/scammed mails found in your Galaxy J2 phone with IMEI number 352502/08/236782/1 and 352503/08/236782/9, with serial number RVIH70YM14P in your email [email protected] with several subject titles which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3)of the same Act.”
The team upon arraignment conceded to the charge, inciting the indictment counsel, F. Dibang to supplicate the court to convict and sentence the respondents appropriately.
Be that as it may, insight to the litigants, P. Nwamma begged the Court to temper equity with leniency as the litigants were first-time wrongdoers who have gotten sorry.
Equity Nwite indicted and condemned the respondents to two years detainment each, starting from March 1, 2021, without a choice of fine.
BTLBlogger: Augustine Emmanuel