Two brothers sentence to one year imprisonment for fraud

two brothers sentence for fraud

Two brothers, Wisdom Onojiolou and Omorodion Onojiolou has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for fraud in Benin after being convicted by the EFCC.

They appeared before Justice M.G Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State and were sentenced on a two count charge of intent to defraud and obtaining under false pretense.

According to a statement from EFCC says the two brothers were said to have fraudulently obtained the sum of N15, 400, 000. (Fifteen Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) from one Philian Uwadiae under the pretense that the money was to establish a business for her in Benin.

One of the counts reads:

“that you Wisdom Ehis Onojiolou sometime in March 2016 in Benin within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did with intent to defraud, obtained the aggregate sum of N9,000,000.00 (Nine Million Naira) Only from Philian Uwadiae under the pretense that the money was to set up human hair business for her in Benin , a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(b) of the Advance  Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.

Although the two brothers  pleaded guilty to the  charges when it was read to them .

In view of their plea, the prosecution counsel, I.M Elody prayed the court to sentence and convict the defendants  accordingly. 

Meanwhile defence counsel, Martha Imafu pleaded with the court to temper  justice with mercy as the defendants were first time offenders who have become remorseful.

Justice Umar thereafter convicted and sentenced the defendants to one year imprisonment commencing from the date of judgement and ordered that they make restitution to their victim.

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