Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State Special Offences Court, on Wednesday, sentenced a suspect named Joseph Ekemezie to one-year imprisonment for involvement in fraudulent Internet activities.
Ekemezie was arrested following a petition written by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He was first arraigned by the anti-graft agency on September 4, 2018, on six counts bordering on possession of a document containing false representation, but he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Following a plea bargain application, the convict was re-arraigned on amended six counts bordering on possession of a document containing false representation.
Justice Mojisola said:
“The prosecution counsel, Temitope Banjo, has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt, which clearly showed that the defendant is guilty of the charges preferred against him.
“I, therefore, convict and sentence the defendant to one-year imprisonment and the sentence will start from the day he was remanded in prison custody, which was September 4, 2018.”