Emmanuel Moyi a.k.a Abba Musa Bello and Victor Ali Ishaya were on Thursday November 24, 2016 convicted and sentenced to sixty years and fifty years imprisonment respectively on six count charges of offences bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences by Justice J. K. Omotosho of Federal High Court Kano.
The prosecution of the two convicts started when EFCC received a petition from some of their victims alleging that the convicts obtained several sums of money from them under the guise
that they were going to give them employment and job contracts.
The convicts succeeded in their fraudulent activity through phone calls with different GSM numbers and phony names.
By the time victims had parted with huge sums of money through different bank accounts supplied by the convicts, they realised they had being duped.
Investigations by the EFCC confirmed that those accounts were specifically opened by the convicts in order to perperate their fraudulent activities.
The convicts were arraigned on 16th may, 2016 by the EFCC. Upon arraignment, they pleaded guilty to all the charges read against them.
In view of their plea, Justice Omotosho, invited the prosecution to produce their witnesses. But the prosecution counsel N.K. Ukoha only produced one witness and urged the court to convict the defendants accordingly.
The matter was then adjourned to yesterday where Justice Omotosho convicted and sentenced Emmanuel Moyi to ten years imprisonment with option of a N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) fine, on each of the six counts while the second convict was sentenced to ten years imprisonment with option of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) fine on each of count two to six.
The sentences are to run concurrently.