Abuja - George Uboh, the suspect who infamously
accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)of diverting
proceeds of recovered assets, has been sentenced to three years for fraud.
He has been convicted the Federal Capital Territory High
Court Abuja, for his role in converting the property of the defunct Police
Equipment Foundation (PEF) to his own use.
EFCC had arraigned the convict on a three-count charge
bordering on Cciminal breach of trust involving the sale of PEF vehicles.
He allegedly abused his position as former Head of Security
and Communication Department, to convert the properties of the foundation to
his personal use.
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Uboh claimed that the former National Coordinator of PEF,
Kenny Martins, gave him some PEF vehicles to offset the debt owned him by the
“With his conviction today, Uboh who runs a company called
Panic Alert Security System (PASS) completes a double as a certified fraudster
having previously been convicted of wire fraud in the United States,” said EFCC
Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.
He was prosecuted after US law enforcement agents carried
out a major raid on a credit card and bank fraud ring led by Uboh in Georgia in
Uboh served time until 2001.
Uboh made the headlines last year with a string of
allegations against the EFCC. These were denied.
- CAJ News