Nigerian Transgender Lands in EFCC Net as Court Sentences Him to Prison

Nigerian Transgender Lands in EFCC Net as Court Sentences Him to Prison

  • A Federal High Court in Nasarawa has sentenced one Oblete Sunday Nazarethe to prison for internet fraud
  • Nazarethe, described as a transgender by the EFCC, was arrested in Makurdi, Benue state, on Thursday, December 8
  • The verdict was read out by the presiding judge, Justice N. I. Afolabi, during a court proceeding in Lafia on Thursday

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Lafia, Nasarawa - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Oblete Sunday Nazarethe ndescribed as a transgender.

According to the EFCC via its official and verified Twitter page on Thursday, December 8, Nazarethe was charged with Internet fraud.

Oblete Sunday Nazarethe
Oblete Sunday Nazarethe was arrested on Thursday, December 8 (Photo: @officialEFCC)
Source: Twitter

The verdict, read out by Justice N. I. Afolabi, was given on Thursday by the Federal High Court in Lafia, Nasarawa state.

The commission tweeted:

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"The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 8, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Oblete Sunday Nazarethe before Justice N. I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State on one count charge bordering on Internet fraud."

N1.4bn bank fraud: EFCC releases photos of Kogi Assembly candidate and N326m, $610,500 cash recovered from him

Many Nigerians have usually accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of only displaying photos of "less privileged" criminal suspects when they arrest them.

They accuse the agency of treating high-profile criminal suspects differently when arrested.

However, the commission may have proved the accusation wrong when it, on Tuesday, November 1, posted the photos of Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, a prominent politician arrested over N1.4 billion bank fraud.

Atumeyi is the Kogi State House of Assembly candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for the 2023 elections.

Photos show how EFCC arrested Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, Joshua Dominic in Abuja

His photos were displayed alongside that of two other suspects, Abdulmalik Femi and Joshua Dominic, arrested in connection with the bank fraud.

Though he used his palms to cover his face, the EFCC took the photos and posted them on its official social media pages.

Legit.ng had earlier reported how the EFCC arrested Atumeyi with N326million and $ 140,500 cash.

Source: Legit.ng

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