The Kaduna office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on August 1, 2018 secured the conviction of one Ewuga John Amos, who was standing trial before Justice Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation, forgery and obtaining by false pretence.
Amos, after being confronted with incontrovertible evidence chose not to waste the time of the court, and he pleaded "guilty" to the charge.
The charge reads: "That you Ewuga John Amos sometime in January, 2018 within the Judicial Division of High Court of Kaduna with intent to defraud obtained the total sum of N478,000 from members of the public including Yakubu Hassan, Charles Dorothy Kigbu, Ishaku Sunday and David Kasimu Kago by cheating them to wit: securing them employment with the Nigeria Customs Service which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 306(a) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2007 and punishable under section 307 of the same Law."
Justice Tukur sentenced him to a 190-day jail term or an option of fine of N200,000.The trial judge further ordered restitution of the sum of N478,000 to those he defrauded.
Media and Publicity
1 August, 2018