Justice Farouq Lawal of the Kano State High Court has convicted and sentenced one Daniel Okpara to three years imprisonment for impersonating the chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde.

 

The convict allegedly opened a facebook account, presenting himself as the Executive Chairman of EFCC and began to solicit and collect money from job seekers under the pretext of offering them employment at the commission.

Daniel was arraigned on May 27, 2014 and he pleaded guilty to the 3-count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence preferred against him by the EFCC.

Defence counsel, Bello Dahiru pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy, stressing that the convict is a first time offender and has been remorseful since his arrest. He also prayed the court to take into account the fact that the convict did not waste the time of the court and that he is a promising young man with a pregnant wife.

Justice Lawal, consequently sentenced the convict to one year imprisonment on counts two and three with no option of a fine, while the convict is to serve one year imprisonment and pay a fine of N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only) on count one.

All sentences are to run concurrently.


Media & Publicity
28th May, 2014