- A Federal High Court in Benin, Edo state sentenced Debest Osarumwense behind bars for 5-years for conspiracy
- She was being charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes for receiving over N91million from his son
- Osarumwense who pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against her was given the option of bail by paying a fine of N1million
A woman known as Debest Osarumwense, mother of an alleged fraudster has been handed a 5-years prison sentence receiving N91m internet fraud largesse, Punch newspaper reports.
Osarumwense, was reportedly sentenced on Tuesday, March 29 by the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo state.
Legit.ng gathered that Justice M. S. Shuaibu ruling to sentence her was due to her involvement in aiding her son, Endurance Osarumwense an alleged fraudster, in receiving a whooping sum of N91, 296,150.
PM News reported that the defendant committed the offence in Edo state between 2nd January 2020 and December 2021.
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N91m fraud: Court slams convict N1m fine for bail
Upon being apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes, she was arraigned to court for trial afterward.
However, Justice Shauibu while delivering the verdict noted that the defendant despite being sentenced to 5-years imprisonment has the option to be released on bail with the payment of a N1 million fine.
Also, Justice Shuaibu ruled that Osarumwense will forfeit to the federal government the remaining monies available in her bank account.
FBI-wanted Nigerian Emmanuel Chidiebere arrested by EFCC
In another related event, a Nigerian on the watch list of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, Emmanuel Chidiebere, has been arrested in Orlu, Imo State.
Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested him, according to a statement.
According to EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the Nigerian is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
EFCC fires warning to Nigerian governors, politicians
Via its Twitter page on Friday, March 25, the anti-graft agency, quoting a former Mongolian president, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, said:
"Corruption is a true enemy to development."
It, therefore, called on all Nigerians to join in its ongoing efforts to tackle corruption, especially economic and financial crimes.