Court convicts fake EFCC officer
By Chinelo Nwangene
An FCT High Court, Abuja has sentenced Mr. Akeem Oluwafemi Akanni to one-month imprisonment with an option of N20, 000 fine by Justice I.O Musa.
Akeem’s conviction followed his false presentation of himself as an officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to Abdullahi Idris, a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Kaduna.
Early this year, the convict, while posing as an EFCC officer, attempted to obtain a sum of N300,000 from Idris, ostensibly to assist him “kill a case filed against him, an action which contravenes Section 95 of the Penal Code, laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 322 of the same law.
The defendant pleaded guilty after the charges were read to him and was sentenced to one month imprisonment with an option of fine based on the plea bargain agreement between the parties by Justice I.O Musa.