Thursday, 22 June 2017

Impostor secures a 27-month jail sentence for job scam

Justice O. A. Adeniyi of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, convicted and sentenced one Micheal Ogun (a.k.a Idris Suleiman, Ibrahim Bello) to 27 months in prison on a six-count charge of forgery and obtaining by false pretence, brought against him by EFCC.

Ogun allegedly poses as an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and in that assumed capacity, defrauding innocent Nigerians of their hard-earned money, under the guise of securing them a job in the two agencies.

The job scam was reported to the EFCC by one Angela Chinwe Okeke after being duped by the defendant. The judge sentenced Ogun to 3 months each on counts one to five without an option of a fine and one year on count six. Additionally, the convict is to refund the money fraudulently collected from all his victims.

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