Fraudster Jailed Four Years Over N75m Scam-EFCC

By Wilson Uwujaren

Justice Abdulahi Shuaibu of the Federal High Court Kaduna, on Friday May 18th, 2012 sentenced a fraudster, Okeke Oscar Nkem to four years imprisonment for attempting to obtain the sum of $ 500,000 by false pretence.

The convict was dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in June, 2008 after being arrested at Timasys Cybercafé, Owerri, Imo state in a nation-wide raid code-named ‘Operation Cyberstorm 1’.

When he was arraigned, the convict pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

Okeke’s trouble started when he was arrested at a cybercafé in Ikenegbu area of Owerri, Imo State behind a computer system with a document titled ‘GET RICH QUICK’, in which he claimed to be one Mark Wrangle, a manager of an Australian bank.

In the said document, he was requesting the recipient to claim the sum of $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) which he claimed belonged to a deceased person.

In another document titled “REQUEST TO TRANSFER $450,000 TO YOUR ACCOUNT”, the convict claimed to be Emeka Henry, an accountant with Oceanic Bank and was soliciting the use of recipient’s account details to transfer the sum of $450 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars) which was supposedly stolen from state treasury.

EFCC in prosecuting the case called one witness and tendered several documents.

Justice Shuaibu while convicting the accused person stated the jail term would start counting from the date of Okeke’s arrest.

 

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Ojeme

Just so you know, I'm not in that dungeon of a country. Even if I were in abuja or lagos as you had claimed, it still doesn't change the fact we're tired of being oppressed and we want out. The best you can (if you really can) is to talk to your fellow oppressors so we sit down and have a round table talk, to discuss the way forward. Or do you need a soothsayer to tell you this marriage is not working and has never worked. Biafra must surely rise again!!!

Who is tieing you down

Am sure you are writing your comments from one of the cities outside the South Eastern states. Please we are fed up with all this your pretentious 'we want to go' thing. Why dont you go to your village in Ihiala or wherever and see if anybody would miss you. All of you sit there in Lagos ans Abuja and keep shouting 'let us go'.

The oppressors won't relent...

He must be arrested and jailed once he's Biafra. That was the message passed to them by the oppressors. All Igbos should be dealt with at any slightest provocation. He was attempting to defraud and so damn what. Was he trying to steal oil blocks, CBN or from the national treasury just like the IBB's, Bankole, Ota gorilla and their likes. This is selective justice and it's high time we put an end to "get rid of the Igbos" mantra in naija. Rather than all these maltreatment from Gowon's ONE nigeria, why not let my people go. We want out from this bullshit country. NIMWITS

Bunch of Idiots

This was an attempt and he gets 4 years. What a country? This Judge is as stupid as they come. The ones who actually stole money and lived on it are still free.
This is the only justice the poor can get. I am sorry for my Country.

NICE HE ATTEMPTS TO STEAL

NICE HE ATTEMPTS TO STEAL $500,000 AND GOES TO JAIL FOR 5YRS, YET GOVERNORS THAT ACTUALLY CARTED OUT TONS OF MONEY, ARE ALL OUT ON BAIL WITH ONE STORY OR THE OTHER.EFCC SHOULD SCRAPPED AND THERE BUDGET USED TO REORGANIZE OUR POLICE DEPT.WE CANT KEEP ON WITH THIS JUSTICE FOR THE POOR, INSTEAD GET RID OF THESE EFCC OFFICERS AND RE TRAIN OUR POLICE . CAUSE THIS IS A BIG WASTE OF TIME NOT TO TALK ABOUT THE MONEY.

EFCC are stupid

This is madness, why will they arrest the boy? People stealing billions of naira in the government are not arrested, and they are the ones causing this issue of poverty and unemployment in the country.. EFCC go and arrest the foolish politicians, stop oppressing young boys trying to make a living.

people ruling nigeria are fraudsters too incl the judges&co.

Pot calling ketle black,they are all the same.

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shame to efcc

The chairman of efcc Lamorde was involved in fraud, what happened to him. Is it not shamefull for efcc to jail for attempting crimes when those who actually stole billions are walking free. Efcc should hide their face and stop decieving Nigerians. Ibori is now resting in a London jail, why did they not convict him in Nigeria. What of bankole, akingbola,etc. Cecilia Ibru wat jail for how long even though she stole billions. SHAME ON YOU, EFCC.

EFCC and Judge don catch goat

EFCC and Judge don catch goat thief. Congrats. What of Haliburton, Siemens, Feul subsidy, Power Sector, Pension scandals. EFCC and Judge Shuaibu, please when are you going to sentence those ones?

Is this Justice?

Why was he arrested at Owerri and taken to Kaduna for trial? Does area of Jurisdiction not have any meaning again? Ibori was brought to Asaba in the name of 'area of juridiction', and this poor man was taken to far away kaduna -justice indeed?
He was arrested in 2008 and jailed for 4 years to start from the day he was arrested. That means he walks home from the court. Who is fooling who with this useless EFCC?

The shame of a nation where

The shame of a nation where people who were afflicted by the ruling class with poverty are jailed for attempted fraud, but the same set of judges pride themselves in securing freedom for prosecuted political and public service robbers.

Na God go cause the families of these judges not have a good future.

I hate both little and big thieves, but then we must let justice be justice to the poor and the rich.

It's Poverty & Unemployment- Release Him

This is a brazen case of what poverty and unemployment can cause. The young man should be released; the Federal Government should create employment opportunities in the South East or empower the youth to be self reliant. The Government should also build Federal Vocational Education Centres in the South East, as well as dialogue with these youths towards offering amenesty to them in the interest of peace and stability of the country.

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Best To Steal Big.

Uzor Kalu,James Ibori,Alams,Odili,Akala,Daniel to cut a roll call of govt rogues short walked or walk free yet the judiciary is jailing for chicken_stealing,attempted fraud and other petty crimes while the bigger ones are left for more resposible systems to act as in Iboris's case.What is the message?Steal big and walk free,steal small and go to Kirikiri.Sorry,I forgot to add Atiku and Annenih in the roll call.I hope the duo won't feel slighted for ommiting their names.Error regretted.

long hiss!

No procedural error when the small man is in the dock? i begi

Finally they´ve started

Finally they´ve started prosecuting matsiyata! Allah ya kara tona su

EFCC, so when are u jailing IBB, OBJ, Tinubu and Abdusalam ?

EFCC, stop deceiving Nigerians with the noise you make with the small thieves you catch. It is foolishness to leave those who stole billions of public money and chase small fires.
When are you jailing former govs and Presidents? They are out of power and have no immunity. When are you taking IBB, OBJ, Abdusalam, Tinubu, Odili and other rogues to court ? If you can't convict these rogues, there no guarantee you will convict the moron in power now after 2015.

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