Court Jails Internet Fraudster For Duping Japanese Of $67,000 (Photo)

Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt,
Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Emenike Kelechi Ulu to six
months imprisonment for defrauding a Japanese, Michiyo Kamazaki, the sum
of$67,000 (Sixty Seven Thousand United States Dollars). .

The
convict was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office on Tuesday, May 15,  2019 on one-count
charge bordering on false pretence with intent to defraud contrary to
section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud  and other Related Offences Act
2006 and Punishable  under Section 1(3) of the same Act. .

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The
count charge read: “That you Emenike Kelechi Ulu, sometime in 2016, at
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable
Court, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, obtained the total
sum of Sixty Seven Thousand USD ($67,000.00) from one Michiyo Kamazaki,
when you falsely represented that you have been awarded a contract by
United States Agency for International Development and the Government of
Iraq, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an
offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other
Related offences Act 2006 and Punishable under section 1(3) of the same
Act”. .

He pleaded “guilty” to the count charge. .

Both the prosecuting counsel, Samuel Chime and the defence counsel, Nnaemeka Ndimma agreed on the convict’s plea of “guilty”.

Justice
Obile sentenced Ulu to six months imprisonment without an option of
fine.  He further ordered the prosecuting agency to supervise the
restitution of the proceeds of the crime and inform the court
accordingly.

Ulu’s journey to prison began when he was arrested
on February 13, 2019 along Liberty Drive in Woji, Port Harcourt by
operatives the EFCC.

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