A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, Friday convicted Isaac Christiana Nkemdirim to eight months imprisonment for obtaining by false pretence.
Nkemdirim was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
Further, Orilade said Nkemdirim was convicted on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 15(2) (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2002 as amended and punishable under 15(3) of the same Act.
The charge reads:
It was gathered that upon her arraignment, Nkemdirim pleaded guilty to the charge.
On this basis, the prosecution counsel, Fredrick O. Dibang, it was learnt prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
But the defence counsel reportedly prayed the court to temper justice with mercy as his client was a first time offender and a youth who has promise never to go back to the crime.
In his ruling, presiding Justice M.G. Umar, convicted and sentenced the defendant to eight months imprisonment without an option of fine.