Contract Scam: Convicted Man Gets 10 Year Sentence

Contract Scam: Convicted Man Gets 10 Year Sentence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has convicted one Mondey Agha to 10 years in prison for conspiracy, impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.

This is EFCC's first conviction of the year and it occured on Wednesday January 28, 2015 and was judged by Justice A. Ongetenu of the Federal High Court Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Agha was first arraigned on July 20, 2013, after he had allegedly fraudulently opened several accounts using fake names.

He had conspired with one Moses to defraud several unsuspecting victims.

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The Judge convicted the accused on six of the eight charges served by the prosecution and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment.

The convict is also ordered to pay N2,730,000 (two million, seven hundred and thirty thousand naira) in restitution to the complainant

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One charge read: “that you Agha Monday (a.k.a Nwachukwu Peter Elom), Elder Emmanuel Elom, (at large) Obinna Chijioke (at large) Agatha Chigbata Munachi (at large) Anthonia C. Nwigwe (at large) Hon. P. A. Odonio (at large) sometime between December 2010 and April 2011 in Ebonyi State, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abakaliki with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of five hundred and fifteen thousand naira (N515,000.00) from Chinyere Bright through Oceanic Bank (now Eco Bank) account number 0190001034503 by false pretence that the said Chinyere Bright has been awarded a contract for the printing and supply of 25,000 pieces of polo shirts by the government of Ebonyi State and the said money is for mobilisation and processing of the said contract, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of Advance Fee Fraud and other fraud Related Offences Act,2006 and punishable under Section 1(3)of the same Act”.

This is the second time, Monday has been convicted by the Federal High Court, Enugu.

He has previously been sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding a University don of N805,000.


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