A Federal High Court, sitting in Benin-City, Edo State today February 6, 2017 convicted and sentenced one Amegor Ovenseri to two years in prison for false representation and obtaining money by false pretense.
Amegor was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on 21st day of February, 2013 on a two count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents.
Amergor upon arraignment pleaded not guilty to the charge.
After diligent prosecution by the EFCC, Justice P. I. Ajoku found Amegor guilty on the two count charge and he was sentenced to two years in prison without an option of fine on each of the charge counts. The sentences are to run concurrently.
Amegor was arrested with some others suspected to be internet fraudsters at No. 56 Siloko Road, Benin City, Edo State on 18th of January, 2013 by the men of JTF, 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin following intelligence report on their involvement in internet scams.
Justice Ajoku after listening to the plea of leniency of the defense counsel and the convict promising to turn a new leaf, he sentenced him to two years imprisonment on each of the counts.