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26-year-old Printer Bags 3 years For Fraud

A Benin High Court, on Thursday, sentenced a 26-year-old printer, Ufumen Victor, to three years in the correctional centre for fraud.

The Presiding judge, Justice Isoken Ikponmwonba, convicted him after he prayed the court for a plea bargain agreement.

Ikponmwonba, however, gave him an option of fine in the sum of N100,000.


According to the Prosecutor for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Francis Jibril, the convict, on April 4, in Benin had in his possession documents, which he knew contained false pretence.

“As such, he committed an offence contrary to Sections 6 and 8 (b) of the advance free fraud and other fraud-related offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act

The prosecutor said that in a plea bargain agreement, Ikponmwonba had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of advance free fraud

He said that the convict shall forfeit an iPhone 14 Promax recovered from him as instrumentality of the crime with which he was charged and convicted to the Federal Government through EFCC.

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