Court Convicts Corps Member For $150 Fraud

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A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has convicted a serving National Youth Service Corps member to one-month imprisonment for obtaining by false pretence, the sum of $150.

The Corps member, , pleaded guilty to the one count of impersonation and obtaining by false pretense before Justice I.N Buba.

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Mr. Orie who was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (), Enugu Zone, presented himself as one Mr. Scott Gibb, an American contractor.

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According to the spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the defendant’s counsel pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as his client was a first time offender who was remorseful and willing to make restitution for all his actions.

However, Justice Buba convicted Orie and sentenced him to one-month imprisonment starting from the date of his arrest.

He was also asked to forfeit the sum of $150 and his mobile phone.

 

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