Man Bags Five Years Jail Term for Employment Scam



Justice S. M. Shuaibu of Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State,  today October 7, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Obawaeki Jude Isibor five years imprisonment or a fine of N300,000 for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence.



defendant was arraigned by Benin Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on one court charge of defrauding his victim of N1.8 million through employment scam.



charge reads: “That you Obawaeki Jude Isibor (m) sometime between March and April 2021 in Benin City within jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent defraud obtained aggregate sum of N1,800,000 (one million, eight hundred thousand naira) from Omosigho Sarah Oduna via your bank account number 2022683100 domiciled in First Bank under the false pretence that same was for job opportunities at the Immigration Service for her friends which representation you knew is false and thereby committed an offence contrary Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3)of the same Act”.



defendant pleaded guilty when charge was read him.

Based on plea of defendant,  prosecution counsel, I. K. Agwai prayed the court convict and sentence the defendant according the plea bargain agreement between the parties. 



Justice Shuaibu convicted and sentenced defendant to five years imprisonment or a fine of N300,000. convict is also to undertake in writing to be of good behaviour.