Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday, June 15th, 2023, convicted and sentenced one Harrison Patrick Egileoniso (aka. Nandi Dlamini) to three years in the Correctional Service after pleading “guilty” to three counts bordering on obtaining by false pretences preferred against him by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In view of his plea of ‘‘guilty’’, prosecution counsel, M.T. Iko prayed to the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
Counsel to the defendant, Collins Philip did not oppose the prayer of the prosecution but asked the Court to temper justice with mercy.
The EFCC said, Justice Obile convicted and sentenced Harrison to one year on count one with an option of fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000.00) and two years on count two with option of fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000.00).
Similarly, Justice Obile convicted and sentenced one Samuel Promise (aka. Jonica Keating, Almahle Maddison) to two years in the Correctional Service with option of fine of two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000.00), on one count bordering on Cybercrime. He pleaded “guilty” to the charge.
In view of his plea, prosecution counsel M.T. Iko prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
It also said the court ordered that the Oppo A96, V207 and black Samsung AO2S smart Phone which were recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The duo started their journey to the Correctional Service when they were arrested by the operatives of the Commission during a sting operation sometime in April, 2022 at Ada George and Choba axes of Port Harcourt, Rivers State for involvement in internet fraud activities.
Investigation revealed that the convicts are into investment and Crypto scam and operated different social media accounts which they used in defrauding their victims.