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Duo sentenced for faking British visas

04 February 2016, 11:09Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja -?  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of two fraudsters for supplying fake British visas to their victims.

Valentino Chibueze Enudi and Monday Adewale Lawal have been charged for cheating and criminal conspiracy before Justice Valentine Ashi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo, Abuja. ?

Enudi and Lawal were arraigned on January 18 on a 15-count charge which they pleaded not guilty to. ?

?Subsequently, the accused persons, through their counsels, prayed the court to allow them explore the option of plea bargain with the prosecution. ?

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Justice Ashi, granted their prayers and adjourned the matter to Wednesday (yesterday) for the hearing on the amended charge. ? ?

At the resumed hearing, the defendants pleaded guilty to a two-count amended charge. ?

Testifying, an investigating officer with the EFCC, Isa Mohammed, stated that the arrest of Enudi and Lawal followed a petition received from the British High Commission, on some activities of fraudsters who faked documents in the guise of obtaining British visas for unsuspecting victims.

Justice Ashi convicted the defendants and sentenced them to six months imprisonment on each of the counts with an option of fine of N200 000 on each of the counts.

?The sentences are to run concurrently. ?

- CAJ News

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