<i>EFCC had charged Mr Eyibio with deceptive the fee by concealing essential data in a petition.</sub>
The Federal Excessive Courtroom in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has convicted and sentenced Idongesit Eyibio to 2 years’ imprisonment for deceptive the <a goal=”_blank” href=”http://efccnigeria.org”>Financial Monetary Crimes Fee</a> (EFCC).
An announcement by the EFCC on Friday stated the fee accused the convict of concealing very important data in a petition he despatched to it for investigation
The choose, Agatha Okeke, jailed Mr Eyibio two years with out an choice of wonderful for the offence, the assertion by the fee’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren added.
EFCC had charged Mr Eyibio with deceptive the fee by concealing essential data in a petition on a case that had already been determined by a reliable court docket on February 6, 2020.
The offence, in keeping with EFCC contravenes the provisions of Part 39(2)(a) of the EFCC Institution Act 2004 and punishable underneath Part 39(2)(b) of the identical Act.
In its judgment delivered on Thursday, the court docket held that prosecution confirmed its case towards the defendant past affordable doubt.
The court docket convicted and sentenced Mr Eyibio accordingly.
Highway to Eyibio’s conviction
Mr Eyibio’s journey to jail started in 2019 when he filed a petition underneath a false identify alleging lottery fraud towards Aniete Ekan of Papi Occasions & Promotion Restricted and the Akwa Ibom State Authorities.
EFCC stated Mr Eyibio did not disclose in his petition “that there was an current judgment towards him, over the identical matter”.
Though Mr Eyibio made efforts to hide the existence of an current ruling towards him, the fee stated, investigations of his declare revealed that the difficulty was civil in character and never deserving of felony enquiry.
The fee stated it additionally communicated its findings to Mr Eyibio.
However regardless of that, Mr Eyibio who was stated to be unhappy with the fee’s choice, went on Human Rights Radio, additionally referred to as Brekete Radio, in Abuja to chastise the EFCC for what he described because the fee’s failure to look into his plea.
The fee subsequently charged him.
The cost on which he was finally convicted reads: “That you just Idonsgesit Samuel Eyibio on or in regards to the twenty fourth day of July, 2019 at Uyo inside the jurisdiction of the Honourable Courtroom, did make an announcement to officers of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee through a written petition addressed to the workplace of the stated Fee which to your information was supposed to mislead the officers of the Fee in investigating the petition and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 39(2)(a) of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee Institution Act 2004 and punishable underneath Part 39(2)(b) of the identical Act”.