The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday March 8, 2021, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Mbewu Chijioke Precious, a 28-year old medical practitioner before Justice Simon Amobeda of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State.
Precious was jailed alongside eight others: Chikezie Ogochukwu Michael, Victor Chijioke, Johnbosco Chidiebere, Kenneth Williams, Anthony Joshua Tobechukwu, Mmesoma Oparanozie, Nwosu Emmanuel and Uchechukwu Divine.
The convicts were arrested on February 17, 2021 at Umuguma area of ‘World Bank, in Owerri, Imo state following a petition by a concerned Nigerian on their illicit activities.
During questioning, the convicts confessed to the crime.
They all pleaded guilty to separate one-count charge bordering on impersonation, obtaining by false pretence and fraud preferred against them by the EFCC.
In view of their pleas, Segun Akinrinlade and Joshua Abolarin, the prosecuting counsels reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to convict them accordingly.