Two Men Sentenced To 46 Years For Impersonating EFCC Officials, Executing Fake Court Orders

Date: 16-06-2024 6:01 am (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 16-06-2024 06:01 AM (1 month ago)

Justice 0.0. Abike-Fadipe of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja has handed down a 46-year prison sentence to Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadia Adekunle for impersonating operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and perpetrating fraud through a fake court order.

The Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC re-arraigned the defendants on an amended five-count charge, including impersonation, attempt to obtain property under false pretenses, possession of false documents, and unlawfully wearing EFCC uniforms.

According to the EFCC statement released on Saturday, the charges stem from incidents dating back to May 12, 2021, in Lagos. The duo attempted to deceive Oriyomi Johnson into believing that a court order from the "Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos State Judiciary, Mushin, Lagos" mandated the seizure and sealing of a property in New Horizon Estate, Lekki-Ikate, Lagos. This representation, claiming false authority, constituted an offense under Sections 8(b) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

Furthermore, the defendants unlawfully wore jackets bearing the EFCC's official marks, misleading others into believing they were authorized personnel. This act violated Section 79(1)(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

In her ruling, Justice Abike-Fadipe condemned their actions as a threat to public trust and the integrity of law enforcement agencies. She emphasized the need to deter such criminal activities and protect the public from fraudulent schemes.

The EFCC has reaffirmed its commitment to prosecuting individuals involved in impersonation and financial fraud, urging the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.

The sentenced individuals, Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadia Adekunle, will serve their prison terms consecutively, ensuring accountability for their crimes against society.

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