Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court, Kano has sentenced two fraudsters, Emmanuel Akabueze Obiora (alias Temple Nnaemeka) and Aliru Ibrahim to 21 months imprisonment respectively with an option of N500,000.00 (five hundred thousand naira) fines.
Emmanuel Akabueze Obiora and Aliru Ibrahim were arraigned on a 4-count criminal charge of conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. One of the charge reads: ”that you Emmanuel Akabueze (alias Temple Nnaemeka ) and Aliru Ibrahim on or about the 13th October 2011, in Kano within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice of Kano state with intention to defraud, obtained the sum of two hundred fifty thousand naira (N250,000.00) from Adamu Abdullahi through Oceanic Bank Account number 0059164345 under the name Temple Nnaemeka by false pretence that the said money is for purchase of a purported solar electric ring model 10A, which was a pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 321 and punishable under section 322 of the penal code."
They pleaded guilty to the all the charges and were convicted accordingly.
The convicts were arrested following a petition from the victim, Adamu Abdullahi alleging that the duo, at different times, obtained various sums from him under the pretext that the money would be used to purchase a solar electric ring.