Delta Big Boy Who Impersonated Jeffrey Scott Jailed

Justice F. A. Olubanjo of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba on Thursday, convicted and sentenced one Oliseh Emeka to prison for fraud.

Emeka was arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on one count charge of impersonation and attempting to obtain by false pretence.

The EFCC said he impersonated the identity of Jeffrey Scott with intent to defraud unsuspecting victims.

Upon arraignment the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting the prosecution counsel, F. A. Jirbo to pray the court to convict and sentence him accordingly. However, the defence counsel, G. O. Okoro pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, explaining that the defendant was a first time offender and had become remorseful for his action.

Justice Olubanjo convicted and sentenced the defendant to five years imprisonment or a fine of N300,000.

The defendant is also to forfeit the phone recovered from him as an instrument of crime to the Federal government of Nigeria and to undertake in writing to be of good behaviour forthwith.

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