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Court sentences 60-year-old EFCC impostor to three years imprisonment

The Akwa Ibom State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday sentenced one Ita Michael Sampson to 3 years imprisonment for claiming to be an worker of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, with the intent to defraud.

The convict, who’s 60 years outdated and a local of Odot in Nsit Atai Native Authorities Space of the state, alongside a Police Corporal from Cross River State Command, had on 29th July 2010, gone to First Financial institution of Nigeria, Etinan Department, and falsely represented themselves as officers of the EFCC and Division of State Companies investigating a petition from Abuja towards the financial institution supervisor, Mr Godwin Daniel.

Delivering his judgment, Justice Okon Okon held that Sampson was responsible of impersonation of a public officer, punishable with three years imprisonment, below Part 112 of the Legal Code, Cap 38, Quantity Two, Legal guidelines of Akwa Ibom State, 2000.

Justice Okon, who described the convict as “a depressing liar and a serial fraudster, that nemesis has caught up with, held that the convict didn’t present regret, however made efforts to persuade the court docket by means of his “fairy story of defence.”

He additional held that Sampson is just not a good member of society and constitutes a hazard to public security.

The court docket held that the convict must be evaded public glare for a while within the hope that he would study his classes and switch a brand new leaf. Supply: DailyPost

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