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Student sentenced for impersonating Comptroller General

23 January 2014, 17:17Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University has been convicted for three months for impersonating the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service and swindling members of the public.

The 24 year-old Akwa Bello Godwin Onimisi, was also ordered to pay a fine of N50 000 after he was found guilty of impersonating Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi and using his telephone line to demand payment from unsuspecting victims.

Justice Adebunkola Banjoko of the FCT High Court Gudu, Abuja on January 22, convicted and sentenced the Industrial Engineering student on a two-count charge that borders on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretense.

The convict was first arraigned in October 2012, on a four count charge, shortly after he was arrested in Akwa, Anambra State, on the heels of a petition from the office of the Comptroller General of Custom, who alleged that a syndicate of fraudsters had been using his telephone numbers and demanding payment of money into several bank accounts.

Onimisi, who is a native of Igarra, Akoko Edo local government area of Edo State, initially pleaded not guilty to the offence later changed his plea and Justice Banjoko consequently convicted him and sentenced him accordingly.

– CAJ News

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