Man Sentenced To 28-Years Imprisonment For Impersonating Femi Adesina
A Kwara State Excessive Court docket has sentenced Jamiu Isiaka to twenty-eight years for impersonating presidential spokesman Femi Adesina to defraud a South Korean.
The Ilorin zonal command of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), had on June 14, 2019, arraigned the defendant on four-count expenses, to which he pleaded not responsible.
Mr Isiaka had introduced himself because the president’s spokesperson and a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC), late Maikanti Baru, to defraud South Korean Keun Sig Kim of N30 million.
The convict scammed the foreigner of assorted sums of cash below the pretence of securing for him an NNPC accepted advertising and marketing type and license certificates to purchase crude oil in Nigeria, the courtroom heard.
The impersonator mentioned he used a part of the cash to purchase a vulture, elephant pores and skin, elephant gut, the cranium of a lion and liver of a gorilla as elements to conduct sacrifice for the South Korean.
The prosecutor tendered proof of how the fraudster obtained $88,521 from his sufferer below the guise of serving to him procure approval from the NNPC.
Delivering judgement on Thursday, Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar held that the prosecution tendered sufficient proof to persuade the courtroom the defendant was responsible.
The courtroom sentenced the fraudster to seven years in jail, on every depend, to run concurrently, and ordered the forfeiture of properties recovered from the convict, which had been mentioned to have been proceeds of his illegal actions.
The forfeited properties included a four-bedroom bungalow at Oke-Foma, Ilorin; a Toyota Corolla automotive; plasma tv; house theatre; freezer; generator; washer; and an LG air conditioner.
As well as, the courtroom additionally ordered restitution to the sufferer of the crime.