- A criminal that defrauded some widows has been jailed
- The criminal bagged 16 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of defrauding 194 widows
- Specifically, he defrauded the widows the sum of N781,800,000
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For defrauding 194 widows to the tune of N781,800.00, Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi), has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.
The sentence was read by Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno state high court. The convicted was an ex-Borno state judiciary officer.
Mohammed was arraigned before the judge by the Maiduguri zonal office of the EFCC on two count-charges bordering on obtaining by false pretence and advance fee fraud and other fraud-related offences.
He was alleged to have forged and sold a Food Collection Card, in the name of a non-governmental organisation, to the widows, to the tune of N781,800,000, without delivering any food.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that EFCC said the agency was not involved in the arrest of popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity Raymond Igbalodely popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng recalls that Hushpuppi was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside his colleagues by International Police (Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud.
The EFCC boss said the anti-graft agency is not all about arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters but also involved in rehabilitating the suspects.
He said: “We are not all about arresting, prosecuting and chasing of internet fraudsters, and taking away the proceeds of their crime, but we are also trying to see whether we can rehabilitate them.
“Because most of this boys are either undergraduate or graduate from higher institutions, so they can be better people to our country.
“The menace of Yahoo boys is also a course of concern, we are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies."
A report had emerged that there is an alleged plot by some former governors to remove Ibrahim Magu as head of the EFCC.
Legit.ng had reported that the national chairman of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dan Nwanyanwu, claimed that he was aware of the plot to remove Magu.
He said former officeholders, including ex-governors facing trial for allegedly looting huge sums of money were trying to lobby government officials close to the president to get the EFCC boss removed.
“Their plot is to ensure that the one who has been driving this anti-corruption fight, in the person of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, would be removed as quickly as possible," he said.
Nwanyanwu further alleged that the politicians were putting funds together with a view to using the money to fund the lobby for Magu’s immediate removal.
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