Anti-graft War: EFCC Records 15 Convictions in Lagos … Court Orders Fraudster to refund 100,000 Euros
A total of fifteen fraudsters have been sentenced to various jail terms by courts in Lagos on charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC.
One of the convicts, Gabriel Ogunniyi who was docked in 2005 by the EFCC on an eight count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by Justice M.O. Obadina of the Lagos State High Court. He was found guilty on counts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and jailed five years each. He was also found guilty on counts: 2, 7, and 8 and was jailed 10years, making a total imprisonment of 15 years. The sentence which is to run concurrently, takes a retroactive effect from November 24th, 2005 when he was arraigned. Besides, Ogunniyi was also ordered to refund the sum of N288, 000.00 (Two hundred and eighty-eight thousand naira only) and E100, 000.00(One hundred thousand Euros) as restitution to his victim.