The Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, 21 November, 2022 secured the conviction of one Musa Shaka before Justice M. Itsueli of Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City.
Shaka was arraigned on one count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents.
The charge against him reads: “that you, MUSA SHAKA (M) on or about the 25 day of October 2021 in Benin City, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court had in your possession in your Vivo V2026 mobile phone documents containing false pretence with different subjects which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8 (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him in court.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, I.M Elodi prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
Justice Itsueli convicted and sentenced the defendant to three years imprisonment with option of a fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira.
The defendant is to forfeit his mobile phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria and undertake in writing to be of good behavior henceforth.