A 22-year-old man identified as Abiola Emmanuel has been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud. The convict was sentenced before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos State.
He was convicted on one count charge of retention of crime proceeds.The charge read, “That you, Abiola Emmanuel, on or about March 17, 2022, in Lagos, within the Ikeja jurisdiction of this honorable court, retained in your control the aggregate sum of $38,000, one HP Elite X2 laptop, one Navy Blue Hublot Fission wristwatch and one diamond-encrusted Cartier Santos wristwatch, being proceeds of criminal conduct, deceitfully obtained from unsuspecting members of the public.”
The offense is punishable under Section 333 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The defendant’s counsel, Z.A. Makinde, pleaded with the court for mercy.
Also, an official of the Economic Financial Crime Commission, Michelle Wandoo, identified the items recovered from the defendant at the time of arrest, and they were tendered as exhibits.
The court sentenced Emmanuel to two years imprisonment with an option of a fine of N20,000,000.