EFCC Press Release: Two Scammers To Spend 21 months In Jail For Fraud

Aliru Ibrahim and Emmanuel Akabueze
By Wilson Uwujaren- Ag. Head, Media & Publicity

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.
 

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How About Convicting Babangida, Obasanjo And Others!

Useless nigeria, its only the ordinary people they know how to convict while the looters of billions and trillions of the nations money are walking free. One go be one day!

Clapp for them,hypocrites.

Clapp for them,hypocrites. Abeg remove this useless information jare, shameless people of a failed nation.

Leaving the Elephants and chasing the ants

This is hypocritical. Who do they think they are deceiving? Who do they think this iota of action will influence to see them as doing what they are constituted to do? This is just a game for a laugh. Okay fraud is a fraud and every fraudulent act requires punishment. But come to think of it, did the Nigeria court not acquit Ibori of 17 count charges vis-a-vis the 4 count charges here whose case they quickly dispensed with a surprising urgent rapidity.
What about the rogues who have stolen the nation's millions? How many have been convicted? Are they not roaming about living off their ill gotten loots, riding on expensive cars, keeping the best of concubines and providing themselves with the best security? I do however sometimes sympathise with ERCC but loath the judicial system that is so corrupt that they even appear more corrupt than the corrupt politicians.

Stupid judge

When are you going to convict all the criminals roaming around Kano and Abuja as politicans with billions of embezzled dollars in their foreign accounts. What is 500,000 Naria?

Igbo and scam

When will Igbo stop scaming the rest of the country?

JOBLESS EFCC,LEAVE THESE PETTY ROGUES TO THE POLICE.

The EFCC is really making fun of itself,busy chasing after petty thieves while making silly excuses on the mega thieves who loot and plunder the economy of this country.The real idiots who impoverish the masses operate within the highest level of society,these are the ones the EFCC was established to hunt down and convict.
The EFCC is a failed experiment because it was designed as a sham outfit whose main purpose is to confuse the world into believing that Nigeria is waging war on corruption.
Larmode should stop usurping police duties in a desperate bid to show the public some success.

how petty!

EFCC or wetin call shd bury their heads (and that's if they have at all) in shame. They catch up with a petty thief (less than a million range) and they hurriedly mount up loudspeakers to announce the 'feat', whereas pple like otedola, lawan farouk etc still strut our streets with unabashed impunity. naija wake up!

selective justice

it is so good that the judiciary can sentence people found guilty..........
but what is unfortunate is that between 2001 and now, they have been tried and sentenced, meanwhile so many politicians who stole billions are still going about freely.
what a selective system? they pleaded guilty and sentenced but for politicians, its plead guilty and discuss plea bargain.
God help us

Bravo EF-freaking-CC!!

I guess EFCC needs a thumb-up as crime bursting outfit for such press release. I support penalty for a crime, no doubt. However, the same EFCC freaks develops spaghetti legs and noodle hands if it were the 'big wigs'.

Let's give EFCC claps of gratitude!

Good job EFCC! Wow, we are all AWED by your efficiency and effectiveness.

'Emmanuel Akabueze and Aliru Ibrahim charged to court by EFCC, with intention to defraud, obtained the sum of 250,000 Naira from Adamu Abdullahi'!

A WHOLE 250,000 Naira! Round of applause everyone!

It makes sense. Practice round. I take it that EFCC is starting from the bottom of the corruption cases pile and slowly working its way up to the more significant cases of corrution that run into billions of dollars!

ANOTHER ROUND OF APPLAUSE!

Sadly, at this rate and gravity of cases handled, WE will ALL be dead and gone in 150 years when you finally GET to try the REAL cases that involve the Juggernauts of Nigerian CORRUPTION CASE (JNCC).

GEJ make JNCC,a National award along with GCON(Grand CON-man), OFR (Order For Rapscallion).

Not to Worry, patient dog eats the fattest bone! Once more, put your hands together for LAMORDE and his boys! Clap! Clap! Clap!

SMALL FRIES

EFCC GET TO THE BIG GUNS AND STOP WASTING OUR TIME. THESE SMALL TIME THIEVES ARE SENTENCED WITH DISPATCH WHILE IT TAKES YEARS TO PROSECUTE THOSE WHO STEAL IN BILLIONS AND DEFRAUD MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

THIS REMINDS ME OF SAINT AUGUSTINES STORY ABOUT ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN CHOMSKY'S BOOK "PIRATES AND EMPERORS".

"In the City of God, St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great, who asked him “how dare he molest the sea”. “How dare you molest the whole world” the pirate replied. “Because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; you, doing it with a great navy, are called an emperor”".

Noam Chomsky

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World

NIGERIAN CORRUPT JUDICIARY -- Is destroying the Nation

This Shameless, corrupt bastard Nigerian Judges will send Nigeria Citizens to jail at the least opportunity. These are the same uncommon citizens already humanly subdued and condemned by the corrupt activities of Nigerian rogue Politicians (Governors, Ministers, Ex-Military Leaders and Northeast/Northwest so called Generals) who freely walk our streets some of them securing Power stations contracts in today's Nigeria. Some of whom have been granted perpetual immunity from prosecution a status only obtainable in Nigeria. Few days ago one of these hopeless corrupt Judges had to postpone judgment several times on the $12.4Billion Okigbo report to enable him secure substantial monetary payment from IBB .....what a Nation??? Nigeria cannot be saved without a complete bloody Revolution eliminating all these human cancers holding the Nation back

NIGERIAN CORRUPT JUDICIARY -- Is destroying the Nation

This Shameless, corrupt bastard Nigerian Judges will send Nigeria Citizens to jail at the least opportunity. These are the same uncommon citizens already humanly subdued and condemned by the corrupt activities of Nigerian rogue Politicians (Governors, Ministers, Ex-Military Leaders and Northeast/Northwest so called Generals) who freely walk our streets some of them securing Power stations contracts in today's Nigeria. Some of whom have been granted perpetual immunity from prosecution a status only obtainable in Nigeria. Few days ago one of these hopeless corrupt Judges had to postpone judgment several times on the $12.4Billion Okigbo report to enable him secure substantial monetary payment from IBB .....what a Nation??? Nigeria cannot be saved without a complete bloody Revolution eliminating all these human cancers holding the Nation back

Your Future is in Your Hands

Not Bad EFCC, A year and 9months for 250,000 naira, with a fine option of 500k. While those who steal billions, stroll around town in exotic SUVs. What a country.

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How I wish.

How wish the way our judge convicts this two hungry looking men is the same way they convicts our looters in government. The are not able to settle the judge hence he wickedly gave them 21 months in jail.

EFCC

Yeah that is how the country is , you steal 250k you go to prison while others steal millions they post bail and are free for the rest of their lives . Who told you guys to steal 250k you should have gone for the millions and billions, but dont you have to be a politician to do that? i forgot you guys are not politicians, rather you are the scapegoats that EFCC uses to clean their image and make themselves look good. EFCC is a big waste of time and money .

EFCC Press Release: Two Scammers To Spend 21 months In Jail

Bravo Bravo EFCC!!! Beat your hands on your chest that you target these petty, defenseless and almost harmless thieves and bring them to justice. Meanwhile the life-long looters who occupy high offices in Nigeria are still there, continually abusing and stealing money in the most brazen ways under the guise of service. Far be it from me to condone petty thievery, or even theft or graft in the minutest sense..but hey..bring a high profile thief to justice and then seek headlines in the dailies..mchew( for those who don't know that's a hiss)

Bravo EF-freaking-CC!!!!

I guess EFCC needs a thumb-up as crime bursting outfit for such press release. I support penalty for a crime, no doubt. However, the same EFCC freaks develops spaghetti legs and noodle hands if it were the 'big wigs'.

HOW ABOUT BABANGIDA?

How about Babangida? Is it because he did not steal in Kano state but Niger Delta Country?

JUSTICE OR DRAMA

I ask myself and my fellow nigerians,if our courts are really serving the people or just looking as if they are doing their job.
The drama/saga/fiasco of looting and pilage continues as we watch two men guilty of deception sentenced for fraud.(PETTY FRAUD)when we consider the billions being shared amongst the rouges in power.
We are so lucky that fraud squad and thee courts can save us from these two very bad men.
When i ask will they bring to court and sentence someone human ghost even goat self wey don steal millions/billions?
Its like beating the poor vulture because he is picking the bones from the lions kill.
Oh well the drama continues,abi?.

EFCC magic+Jonathan transformation !

Cecelia Ibru defrauded her bank by billions; was jailed for 6 months which spent at the hospital. These unknown poor guys are jailed 21 months for intending to defraud by N250k. EFCC magic+Jonathan transformation !

Dimeji Bankole defrauded Nigerian by billions but walk free. Jonathan and the oil subsidy cartel defrauded Nigeria by billions but are rewarded with National honours ! EFCC magic+Jonathan transformation !

36 govs were indicted for defrauding their states more than 2 yrs ago and not one of them is in jail now. EFCC magic+Jonathan transformation !

You steal a chicken and you

You steal a chicken and you are jailed two or more years, but when you steal billions you enjoy free (sorry) plea bargain.

But my brothers, why scam? It's bad itself.

It is true that this house

It is true that this house called NIgeria has fallen. I do not have any problem with fruadsters doing time in prison. A small thief is a thief. But when will the big thieves start doing some time in prison just like the small thieves are doing? There is a miscarriage of justice in Nigeria. Steal a tuber of yam and go to jail for 10 years. Steal a billion Naira from NNPC accounts and walk free.

21 YEARS

This is arrant nonsense, bunkum just 250,000.EFCC,as far as Nigerians are cncerned this is no achievement. What have you people done about the big thiefs including our president, rougue governorS and legislators. If I remember, what has happened to Otedola/FAROUK bribery case. In short you all are criminals and fools including EFCC

Re: 21 Years for Scammers

This is where EFCC has power. What about the big thieves in political offices????
EFCC, you are a toothless Bulldog. If you are not, then go and bit the political officer holders. The likes of Diezeni, Orubebe, and other ministers, including the subsidy thieves.
Please release these guys, if you are not prosecuting the oil thieves, ministers, and governors who have destrroyed our economy. Or, is EFCC not aware of Transparency International report on Nigeria's corrupt position in the world? A country where we EFCC? God punish EFCC Officials and Nigeria leaders in power for their lack of 'political will' to fight corruption.

What about the "Big thieves"

EFCC, one wonders why you cannot with this level of alacrity convict the bigger thieves: the governors, the ministers, the senators (Honourable men/women my foot). While the “big thieves” that stole billions of dollars ($billions) are allowed to negotiate their ways out of prison, just as you are about to do with the PDP chairman’s son, you and the hopelessly corrupt judiciary condemned petty thieves to long term jail term, perhaps for stealing less than $1 dollar or $1,000. No justification for stealing. A thief is a thief; either he/she stole $1 or $ 1 billion. The point here is that equality before the law should be sacrosanct. Wilson, you should announce the conviction of any of the former governors, and stop inundating us with the news about these petty thieves. In a criminal enterprise called Nigeria, the more you steal the less likely for you to go to jail.

EFCC SHOULD BE ASHAMED..............

I do not subscribe to stealing in what ever guise but this case of the EFCC sentencing two people and consequently sentenced to 21 months in prison is not the type of story I want to hear now. What happens to all the politicians and their cronies who steal billions and trillions of the nation's wealth? Their cases are never held of or they do not exceed the preliminary stages in the trial processes. Look at the roaster of all the convicted people by efcc, they are all petty thieves and the hundreds of cases they proud themselves of to have prosecuted are cases of petty thieves/scammers (who are victims of the bigger thieves who occupy the political offices). EFCC should go after the countless bigger thieves who have ripped this nation of trillions of dollars and not these petty thieves whose total loot are not up to what each of them spend on their girl friends. Nonsense.........

WHERE IS JUSTICE?

Judges and justice in Nigeria! These little defenceless petty jobless thieves can go to jail whereas the likes of Ayo Fayose, the Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, Orji Uzor Kalu etc can walk the streets of Nigeria unmolested.

Dr. Maduka was summoned to Aso Rock on sunday and was threatened by recuperating Patienceless 'Patient' Jonathan that he, Maduka should stop intimidatingthe chronic swindler, Ifeanyi Ubah because Ifeanyi Ubah is her 'son'. So, by travelling to Germany, Patient went there to give birth to corruption and 419. Nigeria is indeed in big, big toruble.

Oh Lord God of Elijah, let your kingdom come in earnest in Nigeria ASAP.

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