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Court sentences 2 fake EFCC officials to 46 yrs imprisonment



Court sentences 2 fake EFCC officials to 46 yrs imprisonment
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Justice O.O.Abike-Fadipe of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced the duo of Ugwu Pascal Chijioke and Ibrahim Sadiq Adekunle to 46 years imprisonment for impersonating operatives of the EFCC while executing a fake court order.

They were re-arraigned by the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC on an amended five-count charge bordering on impersonation, attempt to obtain property, possession of documents containing false pretence and unlawfully wearing the uniform of the EFCC.

They pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to them.

Justice Abike-Fadipe found them guilty as charged on counts one, two, three, four and five. And sentenced each of them to seven years on counts one to three each, one year on count four and eight months on count five. The sentences are to run concurrently.

The convicts were arrested sometime in May, 2021, following credible intelligence received by the Commission, while they were in the middle of an illegal operation at the New Horizon Estate, Lekki, Lagos.

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