Court Jails Fake EFCC Official Over €45,000 In Lagos


A Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja Wednesday convicted and sentenced one Ume Clinton to a year imprisonment for claiming to be an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and defrauding a foreigner of the sum of €45, 000 Euro.

The 30-year-old convict was given the jail-term by Justice Mojisola Dada, after he pleaded guilty to the charges of impersonation, fraudulent possession of documents and fraud of €45, 000 euro, made against him by the anti-graft agency.

The Lagos zonal office of the EFCC had arraigned the convict who was accused of defrauding a Belgian educator and caregiver, Axelle Mahieu.

He was accused of committing the acts through a well-orchestrated online fraud.

The convict was earlier arraigned before Justice Dada on February 22, 2023, but overwhelmed by the weight of evidence gathered against him, he opted for a plea bargain, thus necessitating the need for the amended charge.

Clinton, he said, had gone into hiding and investigators had to deploy the use of technology to smoke him out on October 18, 2022 at No 46 Atoke Gbadebo Street, Isheri, Lagos.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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