Two Nigerian men, Obadare Obayemi (alias Nancy Jerry 82) and Chinasa Miracle Obida (alias James Hicks Hicks) has been sentenced to prison by the Plateau State High Court.
The duo were sentenced on Thursday by Justice C.L. Dabup following a petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abuja Zonal Office.
A statement issued by the Media and Publicity Department of the EFCC said the suspect were jailed for allegedly defrauding one Rose Kate (an American) and Mrs. Jivelyn Senerpida, (a Filipino), of the sums of $929 USD and $1,052 USD respectively.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),Abuja zonal office today, June 8, 2021 secured the conviction of the duo of Obadare Obayemi (alias Nancy Jerry, 82) and Chinasa Miracle Obida (alias James Hicks Hicks) before Justice C. L. Dabup of the Plateau State High Court, Jos for allegedly defrauding a certain Rose Kate (an American) and Mrs. Jivelyn Senerpida, (a Filipino) of the sums of $929 USD and $1,052USD respectively.
“The convicts pleaded guilty to the charges brought against them the EFCC.
“In view of their ‘guilty’ plea, counsel for EFCC, S. N. Robert urged the court to convict and sentence them.
“Justice Dabub convicted and sentenced Obida to three months, and Obayemi to one month in prison. However, the court also gave them the option of fine of N180, 000 (One Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira and N130,000 (One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) respectively,” the statement reads.