CRIME – Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State, has convicted and sentenced two siblings, Chukwudi Ugwueke and Sophia Ugwueke, to two years imprisonment each. They were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a single-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents with intent to defraud one Lisa Marie Nors, an American citizen.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujare, Justice Obile, after going through the evidences tendered by the prosecution counsel, M.T. Iko, found the duo guilty and accordingly convicted them.
He, however, gave them an option of N400,000 fine each. The convicts were first arraigned on February 1, but pleaded not guilty to a 13-count. However, when the matter came up for hearing, the accused persons pleaded guilty to an amended one count charge and were accordingly convicted and sentenced. The convicts were arrested at their residence in Sapele, Delta State based on intelligence on their illegal activities that bordered on defrauding foreigners through internet scams.