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Pair jailed for defrauding Hong Kong national

14 October 2015, 12:01Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Two fraudsters will spend the next couple of years in jail for defrauding a Hong Kong national of more than US$12 000 in a series of illegal trickery.

Igho Agbana and Akarah Eloho Anthony, were sentenced after appearing before Justice Shittu Abubakar of the Federal High Court Warri, Delta State.

The convicts, who were docked on a two-count charge of conspiracy and uttering of forged documents, were sentenced without an option of fine on each of the counts.

Also Read: Fraudsters bag 4 years of imprisonment for $12,000 scam

Justice Abubakar also ordered that the convicts return the sum of $12 000 to their victim.

The National Intelligence Agency had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2013, on behalf of the victim, accusing Agbana and Anthony of engaging in fraudulent activities.

They conspired and uttered a forged a Nigeria Driver’s Licence with the name Prital S. Atwal and used it to open accounts with a branch of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) in Warri to defraud their victim.

- CAJ News


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