Nigeria: Courtroom Jails Complainant for Sending ‘Deceptive Petition’ to EFCC

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<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.