EFCC, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, secured the conviction of one Onovo Osita Malachy at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.
The convict was arraigned on a one-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence. He was said to have fraudulently obtained the sum of $140,000 from a foreigner through a love scam.
Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge. Based on his plea, the defence counsel, I. U. Uchechukwu, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant “has become remorseful”.
Justice A. A. Demi-Ajayi then sentenced Malachy to 12 months imprisonment. The convict is also to forfeit all assets traced to him, including an uncompleted building and a Toyota Camry 2007 model, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.